The night before we graduated from Seattle Midwifery School, all of my classmates & I got henna tattoos on our hands -- a beautiful way to honor the work of a midwife.

The night before we graduated from Seattle Midwifery School, all of my classmates & I got henna tattoos on our hands -- a beautiful way to honor the work of a midwife.

As part of my midwifery training, I spent the summer of 2005 in Vanuatu, learning from the amazing midwives and strong women there how to use my ears to determine where a mother might be in her labor (because my Ni-Van communication skills were not very good)!

As part of my midwifery training, I spent the summer of 2005 in Vanuatu, learning from the amazing midwives and strong women there how to use my ears to determine where a mother might be in her labor (because my Ni-Van communication skills were not very good)!

Every year we have a Mothers Day picnic with our clients.  It gets bigger and bigger every year!  Such a beautiful way to keep in touch and watch all of the little ones grow.

Every year we have a Mothers Day picnic with our clients. It gets bigger and bigger every year! Such a beautiful way to keep in touch and watch all of the little ones grow.

I prefer these snuggly little stork slings for weighing babies over the cold scales any day.

I prefer these snuggly little stork slings for weighing babies over the cold scales any day.

It's always so incredible to see the babies grow up at our annual Mothers Day picnics!  My cheeks hurt by the end of the day from so much smiling.   :-)

It's always so incredible to see the babies grow up at our annual Mothers Day picnics! My cheeks hurt by the end of the day from so much smiling. :-)

These are the lovely midwives I work with.  Such amazing women!  I am honored and grateful to learn from and with them every day.

These are the lovely midwives I work with. Such amazing women! I am honored and grateful to learn from and with them every day.

I have such a fondness for this little baby!  As she was being born and I was helping to ease her out, she had one of her little hands up next to her head and she grabbed one of my fingers!  Melted my heart before she was even born.   :-)

I have such a fondness for this little baby! As she was being born and I was helping to ease her out, she had one of her little hands up next to her head and she grabbed one of my fingers! Melted my heart before she was even born. :-)


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This pin was labeled "Midwife Thinking", but I think that most midwives would go for the Gaskin Manuevar (rotate to hands/knees) first given that it is the most effective way to resolve dystocia. On the other hand, my OB made it to "Enter: rotational manuevars" during my first birth to resolve dystocia. ~Nicole Raber

This pin was labeled "Midwife Thinking", but I think that most midwives would go for the Gaskin Manuevar (rotate to hands/knees) first given that it is the most effective way to resolve dystocia. On the other hand, my OB made it to "Enter: rotational manuevars" during my first birth to resolve dystocia. ~Nicole Raber

Post Natal Depression is an illness and not a reflection of you as a mother or a woman.

Post Natal Depression is an illness and not a reflection of you as a mother or a woman.

Fetal Positions for labor and birth.

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