Friday, October 26, 2012

MM&M: The Imagined Child


I am reposting this Midwifery, Mothering & Me post for any that may have missed it or feel a need to read now. Here are links to national and local resources. I wrote this post in honor of October, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness and all the babies, imagined and otherwise, that have touched my heart.


May all babies be born into loving hands...

K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM

Midwifery, Mothering & Me

The Imagined Child

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. At Local Care Midwifery, this October has been one long month... READ MORE

Prenatal ultrasound

Tuesday, October 23, 2012



For the last eight months I have been gestating, gestating a creative and collaborative endeavor. My website has been growing and changing, contracting inwards and stretching out. From conception to completion, each of three distinct stages took their own self determined time. And like a human pregnancy gone full term, the end couldn't come soon enough. Even the final pushes seemed agonizingly slow : "I think we are ready! Oh, wait, the email link." "Surely we are going to deliver this to the server today. Oh, the slideshow photos need resizing."

Many hands and minds went into this creation. Elisa Sheehan of Lis Designs in Saratoga Springs was the creative graphic design force. The elegant grace and quirky fun is all her doing. Content was originally created by me, greatly expanded by Johanna Holmes, reshaped and edited by Amy Halloran, Alison Doyle and also myself. Kevin Doyle patiently came to the computer for innumerable requests of "Could you look at this?" Simpson Square Media Group, also in Saratoga, did the programming, hand holding, brow wiping and the actual delivery, handing my baby to its new server.

From conception to delivery, eight months. I now present to you my baby, Local Care


May all babies be born into loving hands

Saturday, October 13, 2012

MM&M: National Midwifery Week in the life of This Midwife

Here is another Midwifery, Mothering & Me post (sorry that I missed last week). In honor of National Midwifery Week, thought I would give a synopses of my week. Enjoy!

May all babies be born into loving hands... 

K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM

National Midwifery Week in the life of This Midwife

Catch a baby at 2:30 AM. Do the immediate postpartum care (including newborn exam, Vitamin K injection, see other kids introduced to new baby, start load of laundry and do paperwork). Leave house at 5:30. 
Drive to a friend's house for a quick couch-nap followed by pancakes and coffee.
Go home. 
Quick pass at emails and paperwork. 
Quick bed nap. 
Lunch with a friend, meeting former clients in passing. Drive with friend to pick up two gorgeous school-aged kids that I caught as babies. 
Home to more emails, phone calls and paperwork. 
Evening with hubby

Wake at 2:00 AM with a phone call from a worried mom. Calm her. READ MORE

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Baby Jackson

What are you thinking of, little one? Are you remembering where you've been and imagining places you have yet to see? We are so glad your journey brought you here.
Welcome Earthside, Baby Jackson.

May all babies be born into loving hands... 

 K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

LCM Moms & More This Wednesday 10/3/12

LCM Moms & More Meeting this Wednesday!

The LCM Moms & More Group meets twice a month. 

We meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month.
Drop in for tea, conversation, parenting support and cute baby viewing!

All are welcome -moms, dads, grandparents, parents-to-be, midwives, babies, kids. If you want to join us, we want to have you! 

When:     2 PM to 4 PM
              Wednesday, October 3, 2012


May all babies be born into loving hands...

K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM

Baby Ruth MacDuffee

Introducing Ruth MacDuffee, a little girl with a big legacy. She comes from a long line of powerful women. Right now, she is perfecting her snuggling and power napping. Welcome Earthside Ruth! 

May all babies be born into loving hands...

 K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM