My name is Heather Carmody, I am a member of the board at Madre Sana, and Midwife at The Birth Haven, formerly known as Rosehips Midwifery.
I was first drawn to midwifery in 1988 when I learned about nurse-midwives. At that time, I started researching and studying. In 1991 when I became pregnant with my first child, I learned about independent, traditional midwives that practiced outside of the hospital setting and I was hooked!
Many people are under the false impression that people become midwives because of a love of babies. While being particularly enamored with our smaller selves is definitely a plus, and makes the job easier in many ways, Midwifery is not about babies. It is about women.
This blog will be primarily written by myself, with occasional posts from my assistant as well as guest posts from others. The focus of this blog will be on women, with particular emphasis on reproductive health & patient rights.
As this blog develops, we encourage your input, your ideas and your concerns. No one should give birth in a world where she can not find a single resource relating to what she wants for her birth… so have an idea? bring it. We’ll cover it to the best of our ability.
We look forward to hearing from you!