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Barbara Sellars, CNM

The International Day of the Midwife


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,
Barbara


Blog

Barbara in Florence, Italy

On May 5, 2018

A perfect week with friends in a little apartment in the Oltrarno; azure skies every day. Plenty of gelato, art, pasta, vino & a respite from politics/news. A renaissance!

Amanda in Bermuda

On July 12, 2017

Amanda spent the 4th of July with her family in Bermuda. They enjoyed some mini family adventures exploring Crystal Caves, swimming in a turquoise lagoon, and catching the sunset in the middle of the ocean. A fun and active time was had by all!


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