On August 4, 2015
Barbara Sellars, CNM
May 5, 2019
For forty years I have had the privilege of practicing midwifery, an endeavor more rewarding, demanding, and just plain fun than anything else in my life except motherhood. Thank you all for being a part of it - I have such wonderful memories!
As I midwife, one practices every day, in the same way a musician or an athlete, a yogi or an artist must practice. I would have happily continued to practice, learning new things and meeting new people, but the nights and the years caught up with me.
A year ago I stopped attending births, but have had the continuing pleasure of seeing clients for well-woman health care needs. Unfortunately, the office where I was subletting space at a very reasonable rate was closed at the end of March. Efforts to find affordable part-time space, suitably equipped, have been futile. WeWork doesn’t seem to have gyn exam rooms.
While I will no longer be practicing midwifery, I will always be a midwife. The email, texts, and phone calls will still reach me, and I maintain client records until the youngest child turns 21 years old, or it’s been more than 7 years since you were seen for other than pregnancy care.
Please stay in touch - I love seeing your photos and sharing your news. I will be gardening, traveling, and studying French.
Love and best wishes,
On August 4, 2015
On June 21, 2015
On June 8, 2015
We recently had a fantastic vacation in Mallorca, Spain. A dear friend got married in the countryside on a gorgeous estate overlooking olive and almond groves surrounded by friends and family. Eleanor thoroughly enjoyed herself; she was elbow deep in paella at the rehearsal dinner, danced the night away with her daddy at the wedding, and swam in the chilly but beautiful pool the following day. Prior to the wedding, we spent several days enjoying morning coffee on the veranda, exploring tiny Mallorcan villages tucked away in the mountains, hiking to a secret cove, and soaking up the Spanish lifestyle of sangria, olives and siestas. What fun!
On April 16, 2015
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