Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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
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
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!!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
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!