Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Felicia Mancini wins ACNM award!

Congratulations to the amazing midwife, Felicia Mancini, from Albuquerque, NM for winning the prestigious Mary Ann Shah New Author Award at the recent ACNM Convention in Boston. Felicia won this award for her article on Postpartum Depression that appeared in the Journal for Women's Health and Midwifery. I happen to KNOW this woman because she used to live here in San Francisco and I was honored to attend the birth of her daughter at home and her twins in the hospital. Now she's famous!! I knew her first!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I can die happy!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Twins on You Tube

Man, someone sent me this amazing link on Hypnbabies.
Natural Twins!
It is awesome!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Midwifery in the News!

Hey y'all bloggers! Check out my new list at the bottom of the right hand column. It is called Midwifery in the News. I have posted some of the recent positive stories about midwifery from the UK and California. Got a news story to post? Just send it on over!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Race Ready

The Wildflower Triathlon. One of the hardest triathlons around!! And there she goes. You go, girl!! Yeah to Karen with baby along for the swim. 1.2 miles. The rest of us-- no more complaining!

More on Aradia!

Aradia Zorah Snyderman

literally from the latin "ara" emanating from "dia" goddess
Queen of the Witches
Daughter of Diana
Represented the Moon
In Strega folklore, she came to earth to teach Diana's Magick to the witches, the poor and the dispossesed

We wanted her her initials to be A Z, so she could be anything she wanted to be Alpha to Omega, the whole spectrum of choices. There are many variations of this name:
Hebrew: she shines
Slavic: aurora, dawn
Arabic: The blooming, and the planet Venus, which governs Taurus the bull

We agreed years ago that if we conceived a girl, she would get Todd's last name Snyderman. If we conceived a boy, he would get Sarah's last name Cohen.
Fate decided to bless us with a girl, so her last name is Snyderman.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Birth Tour

Thank you to Ahri and Tania, the inspiration behind The Birth Tour. This is an initiative to keep our birth stories alive by gathering in small groups to talk about birth. They recorded birth stories from around the country last year and edited them down to a one hour program for public radio. You can purchase the program at their website, Thin Air Media. They are now working on a sequel, called Born, that will be about postpartum. Can't wait until September when it will be heard around the country!!

MANA in Michigan!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thomas has a baby brother!

Remember Thomas? IF you don't (and only a few will have read this blog for that long!) Click here to see Thomas and his friend Pascal. Well... Thomas has a beautiful baby brother: Jack Alexander Lowry born on May 2, 2008 at 8:05am. Happy Mother's Day to Rita!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Welcome to Earth!

Aradia Zorah Snyderman
born May 2, 2008 @ 11:40 PM
8lbs,12 oz. and 21 inches
TNC-- Totally Natural Childbirth!!

Rapper Baby Love

Welcome to rapper Baby Love-- Isabelle Faye who was born on April 23, 2008 to proud parents Faina and Bart. Isabelle is a joy and a wonder, we are blessed by her presence and can't wait to hear how she raps in the future!!