What’s in a name?

As many of you now know, there has been quite a bit of change happening in this small practice over the last few months. In November, I started working with a group practice to see if it would be a good fit for me and consider staying in Southern California long term. Over the last …

Happy New Year!

It's been a big year here at Mana Midwifery.  2013 saw a lot of big changes-- the biggest being the launching of Mana Midwifery!!  In January, I "hung out the shingle" and put up this website.  Several lovely families chose to have me at their births, and I have been privileged to call them Mana …

What to Reject When You’re Expecting (from Consumer Reports)

What to Reject When You're Expecting (from Consumer Reports)What a great, informative article from Consumer Reports!Despite a health-care system that outspends those in the rest of the world, infants and mothers fare worse in the U.S. than in many other industrialized nations. The infant mortality rate in Canada is 25 percent lower than it is …