Thursday, October 27, 2011

Capital District Children deserve Pediatric Care, even in hospitals

Please support Erika Groff and all babies and children of the Capital District. We NEED family centered, child centered pediatric care in hospitals. As of last week, we lost that. The pediatric unit at St Mary's hospital in Troy closed; Samaritan Hospital no longer has a Peds floor, neither does St Peter's.  Family centered care is good for babies, children, their parents and the community. Please consider signing the iPetition, and emailing the CEOs of Seton Health, Northeast Health and St Peter's Health. Our little ones are precious; they deserve specialized care.

Below is a link to iPetition concerning this issue. 

May all babies be born into loving hands...

K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM

Please sign our petition for family centered, kid friendly hospital pediatric care in the Capital District:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Baby Hannah Faith

Faith is at the center of this family's life and of their new daughter's name, Hannah Faith. 
Welcome Earthside, Sweet Hannah.

May all babies be born into loving hands... 

 K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM

Monday, October 24, 2011

Congratulations to Michelle!!

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC is proud to announce that our phenomenal midwife Michelle Doyle has been honored as part of the Resourceful Women's Awards sponsored by the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region!

Michelle is being honored in the Heath & Human Services category: Women who serve as healthcare providers: physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers, physician assistants, nurse educators, etc. who advance the empowerment of women.

Michelle has been a driving force for women seeking an alternate form of care in the Capital District. Her ability to treat each patient as a friend, while still providing the highest level of care during some very personal experiences is what makes her stand out from other healthcare providers in the area.

The Resourceful Women's Awards were created by the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region to honor and recognize those whose community and professional pursuits advance the empowerment of women, a core YWCA value.

The award luncheon will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy on Thursday, November 3rd from 11:30 to 2:30pm. For more information on attending, please contact Victoria at 518-274-7100 or

Congratulations again to Michelle! We are all so proud of you, and all of the work that you do to empower women and families in the childbearing year. And congratulations to Joyce Quaranta Chupka, the overall YWCA of the Greater Capital Region's Resourceful Woman of the Year, and to all of the other honorees!

May all babies be born into loving hands...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Baby Neville Devan

Surrounded by his wonderful family, Neville Devan will never want for love or attention.
Welcome little Neville!

May all babies be born into loving hands...

 K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM

Friday, October 14, 2011

Local Care Midwifery Open House


Come to our Open House tomorrow, Saturday, October 15. We will be at: 

Local Care Midwifery,PLLC 
Open House
Saturday, from 1-5

Come on by for a cup of fresh cider, Loring's famous chocolate chip cookies, chair massage from Jonas, sweet baby smiles and warm LCM hugs. The LCM Open House is for saying hi, renewing acquaintances, showing off babies (and bigger). Also, you can come to learn about midwifery care (not just pregnancy) and planned home birth.

Hope to see you there!

May all babies be born into loving hands...

K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Baby Eli Lucius

Eli Lucius was born on October 6, 2011. 
By the next day, he was busy playing the quintessential baby game:


 I see you!

Sweet dreams, little Eli.

May all babies be born into loving hands...

K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM