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Mat & Kitchen = Pilates and Recipes

Several months ago I signed up via a free month subscription promo for Tandy Gutierrez's Mat & Kitchen  pilates website.  I didn't really know what I was getting myself into but I am usually up for new things, a friend recommended it, and I was looking for new...

Our Summer Days

It is said that summer is the time of year for expansion: spending time outdoors, hot weather, lazy no-school days, water play…..as opposed to a time of contraction during the winter when it is cold and we stay inside more. In Austin, the summer seems to be a bit of...

Pregnant as a midwife

Blog by Jenni      Christy thought it would be interesting to reflect on what I felt was surprising having been a midwife and then becoming pregnant. Overall, I think the experience has been more about being a pregnant person, with my midwifery background not really...

Home birth after 2 previous c/sections: The birth of Elia Quinn

About a year and a half ago I helped Coffee have a HBA2C.  It was such a great experience.  Soon after Elia was born, Coffee and her family moved out of State for her to attend nurse anesthetist school.  She graduated with a Master's degree in nursing just 2 weeks...

MotherBloom Reunion

A few weeks ago, Jenni and I hosted a MotherBloom Reunion at our home office.  It was so heartwarming to see families I have not seen in several years, as well as the families who welcomed babies last month.  We had yummy, nutritious treats to eat, a trampoline for...

Happy Mother’s Day Birth

Autumn, Dan and family greeted their new baby this morning...What a nice Mother's Day gift.  This baby girl makes 7 sweet children in this family and they all climbed on the bed to meet their new sister as she was nursing for the first time. Happy Mother's Day to all...

Kelli’s story of Layla’s birth

Kelli went into labor on the morning of the only icy day we had this winter....she blogged her story on her blog, Analytical Momma and also said I could share it here. From Kelli: "Background: My son was a planned home birth with a wonderful and supported labor, until...

Free Gemmotherapy Acute Care Online Class

My colleague Lauren Hubele just published a new introduction to Gemmotherapy video series.  She is offering it for FREE through May 1st.  Jenni and I have been using gemmotherapy for ourselves and in our practice for several months and are finding the remedies to be...

Group Prenatal this Week

Yesterday we had a great discussion at group prenatal. Jenni and I wanted to pass along more information related to the topics we discussed. We talked about the importance of helping the pelvic floor stay strong, especially after birth. My favorite information about...

March Madness Midwifery Style

March was one of our busiest months ever for the arrival of babies!  Each of these babies was born in their own unique way, born into families with older siblings, adding to the joy and fullness of each home. Meet our March Babies! Welcome....      ...

Motherwhelmed

My dear friend Beth Berry continues to inspire me.  Several years ago she announced to me that she, her husband Hunter and their girls were moving to Mexico just because.  At first I was saddened because at the time we talked nearly every day and saw each other...

Quinoa Energy Bars

Another recipe from Ali Weatherford Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Yield: About 18 (3 x 1.5 inch) bars. Ingredients 2 cups regular oats 1 cup quinoa flakes 1/2 cup almonds and sunflower seeds 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup dark chocolate...

Berry Nutty Lactation Granola

Thanks again to Ali Weatherford for this recipe Ingredients yields about 11 cups 6 c Rolled oats (I use Bob's Red Mill gluten-free oats) 1 1/2 c raw, sliced almonds 1 1/2 c raw walnut pieces 5 Tbsp Flaxseed meal 3 to 4 Tbsp Brewer's yeast 1 1/3 c Honey 2/3 c Coconut...

Healthy Key Lime Pie recipe

My new friend, Ali Weatherford, just sent me three new recipes to share!  Ali teaches Birthing From Within classes and these are a few of the recipes she shares with her clients. Enjoy! Healthy Key Lime Pie Crust: 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded dried coconut 3/4 cup...

A Prenatal Workshop for Postpartum Well-being

Another great workshop opportunity to check out: Dig the Well: A Parenting Workshop for Postpartum Well-being Dig the well now to create the support systems you’ll need for you and your family to steep in the after-birth goodness. This is for couples in their second...

Breastfeeding Basics Class

Everything you need to know to nurse your baby: Why Breastfeeding? How to get started in the early weeks What is normal and what needs attention? Overcoming difficulties Surviving and thriving with your new baby. This class is taught by my good friend,  Ann Bennett...

Your Pelvic Floor: Beyond Kegels Class

These classes are being offered by a fellow midwife and client, Dara Fields.   Pelvic muscle floor strength and health is something not many people think about before giving birth.  And then, after the birth, it is something not many people talk about due to...

Human Rights in Childbirth

I have been working with the international organization Human Rights in Childbirth for about six months, getting to know the founders and feeling my way around the organizational structure.  Recently, I was asked to be on the newly expanded HRiC board of directors,...