In the spring of 2016 I had the great good fortune to travel with my good friend, Marina Alzugaray, as she made a journey to Cuba after 50 years of living in the United States, away from her beloved homeland of Cuba. Marina has been a practicing midwife in the US for nearly 4 decades.Continue reading

Educators: Have you ordered your FREE case of books?

I am please to tell you educators across the country are taking me up on my offer! To celebrate the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year I will send any midwifery program one free case of the text Into These Hands, Wisdom From Midwives. That’s 18 books, retail value of $450, for the price ofContinue reading “Educators: Have you ordered your FREE case of books?”

A powerhouse of Grace and Guts: Who are the 25 authors?

Each of the 25 midwives in Into These Hands, Wisdom From Midwives was chosen because I considered her to be a Sage Femme—a Wise Woman. Who are these women?  “The midwives in this anthology are all over fifty years of age and each has been a midwife for over twenty-five years, some for as manyContinue reading “A powerhouse of Grace and Guts: Who are the 25 authors?”

Why are midwifery educators using Into These Hands in their programs?

I am so happy to say Into These Hands, Wisdom From Midwives is now a required textbook in several midwifery programs in the U.S., both for CPMs and CNMs. FREE gift for educators In gratitude, and to celebrate the new 2015-2016 school year, I will send any midwifery educator one case of Into These Hands,Continue reading “Why are midwifery educators using Into These Hands in their programs?”

2015-2016 School Year Special: FREE case of books for all midwifery educators!

It’s almost ‘school time’ again for educators and new students. In my part of the world we are savoring the last gorgeous summer days and dazzling nights. For students and instructors its time for gathering materials and ordering books. Two years ago I sent every midwifery SCHOOL in the U.S. a copy of my newContinue reading “2015-2016 School Year Special: FREE case of books for all midwifery educators!”

Activism Has Many Faces

I met one of my activist heros at the 2nd International Indigenous Women’s Health Conference held in Albuquerque last month. Buffy Sainte-Marie made history with her song—Universal Soldier—during the Vietnam War era. The song was actually about the individual responsibility we all share for war, for making, financing or sustaining wars. Her song won herContinue reading “Activism Has Many Faces”

My Beloved Friend Abby Died Today

After the long and tedious four-year cycle of conception, gestation, growth, and birth, my first book—Into These Hands, Wisdom From Midwives—was finally published in Spring 2011.  As it turned out, the first people to see it in print were the Board of Directors of the Midwives Alliance. Our spring board meeting was held in OhioContinue reading “My Beloved Friend Abby Died Today”