Intermittent Auscultation Continuous EFM was introduced to reduce the incidence of perinatal death and cerebral palsy and as an alternative to the practice of intermittent auscultation. However, the widespread use of continuous EFM has not been shown to significantly affect such outcomes as perinatal death and cerebral palsy when used for women with low-risk […]

It’s the product of a crazy life that has delayed the birth story of our 5th baby. I suppose I’ll start from the very beginning — we were not expecting a 5th baby. As faithful NFPer’s for the 8 years of our marriage, we had welcomed 4 “timed” babies. And we were now in the […]

My birth story ❤️   I found out I was pregnant at the beginning of February of 2019. This was a miracle baby, I never thought I could get pregnant. After having cancer, going through chemotherapy, and radiation doctors told me my chances would be very low.  I scheduled my first appointment at Estrella Women’s […]

       I had some expectations for our third baby, mainly that she would come early simply because my body had already done this twice. As the last few weeks came and went and I hadn’t spontaneously gone into labor early (even after several membrane attempts), it became apparent my OB would most likely […]


February 24, 2020


          Influence: the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.    As a birth worker, I am an influencer. I get to take evidence, statistics, clinical experience, any special training, bias, preference, cultural influences, intuition, and many more tools […]

  You might be surprised to learn that nutrient needs in the early postpartum phase and especially while breast-feeding are higher than when you were pregnant. Technically you’re still growing a baby your baby is just outside of the womb. That means nourishing yourself should remain a huge priority. Healing tissues that have been stretched […]


September 15, 2019


  Yoga is a beneficial practice for pregnant women. It can help with anxiety, discomfort, and is a form of exercise. Here at Modern Day Midwife, we suggest that our patients participate in a movement practice for at least 30 minutes per day. Yoga is an excellent option. You may go to a yoga studio, […]

                                                        Occiput Posterior Presentation Occiput posterior is a common fetal position that is associated with labor dystocia. That means labors that stall or have trouble progressing normally. It […]

One of the fun things about this site is that we want you to be able to share in the birth stories of the mamas and babies who come through our care. What better way to start than with the first birth story of baby Jackson, my son whom Tracy caught a year ago. Let’s […]

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