Healing / Maternal Heath Care

Rest from your labors


We all go through times in our lives when the burden of multiple responsibilities weighs heavily. The past two years have increasingly been like this, juggling family life, my business, and supporting my husband through seminary, while I too complete a certificate program. Not surprisingly, my energy and fruitfulness have been steadily sapped by the relentless pace, … Continue reading

21 Day Practice: Day 5 – Five words of healing
Maternal Heath Care / Personal Development / Reiki / Spirituality

21 Day Practice: Day 5 – Five words of healing


I’ve been working with a Reiki client in the third trimester of pregnancy. One of my joys is to work with mamas-to-be, as well as new mamas and their little ones. As a mother, I deeply respect and honor the sacred journey and process of creation of “mother” and “child” (or “children”!) I feel that … Continue reading

Health & Wellness / Maternal Heath Care / Relationships

Health care professionals: watch your language


I recently saw a new OB-GYN for the first time. Overall, I liked her a lot. She was no-nonsense, but seemed personable, and she knew her stuff. During our visit, we discussed permanent birth control for me. I can’t take hormonal birth control any more, and the other available options either have the potential for … Continue reading

Advocacy / Maternal Heath Care / Parenting

Maternal health care is a right, not an option


In March 2o11, The Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2011 (H.R. 894) was introduced by Rep. John Conyers, D-MI to reduce maternal mortality in the United States, provide greater transparency for reporting on pregnancy-related deaths and improve outcomes through research, education and awareness.(See italicized text below for a summary of the Act’s provisions.) According to … Continue reading