This year on July 15th we are celebrating Global Hug Your Kids Day. This holiday was started by Michelle Nichols in 2008, a decade after her son Mark tragically died of brain cancer at the age of 8 ½. It is meant to be an annual reminder of the importance of being affectionate with your kids. It is also a really good time to reflect on why skin-to-skin contact is so valuable, especially at birth!
The “Whistleblower” episode truly misrepresented midwives, portraying them as uneducated, inexperienced, and more or less a threat to expecting parents and their babies. This harmful and inaccurate narrative that midwives are useless unless supervised by a physician has gone on for more than a century. In response to this upsetting headline, we want to take some time to point out how important midwives are in and out of the hospital. Continue reading “CBS Whistleblower Impugns Midwifery Profession”→
Dr. Stuart Fischbein, MD OB/GYN, having studied and worked for several decades advocating for midwives and the autonomy of birth-people over their own bodies, unfortunately has heard many horror stories of unwanted and unnecessary cesarean section births.
Every year we are so lucky to be surrounded by past and present families. Here is our brunch through photos. We thank all who support us and who we have supported, and are already excited about next year! Scroll down for the amazing video!