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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

Birth Center Closing

On September 10, 2018

Mount Sinai has announced they will be closing the Birthing Center at Mt. Sinai West in January, 2019. Fewer choices for childbearing families! We mourn the loss of this option, which was the place of birth of so many CBS babies.

Barbara’s Vacation in Greece

On July 28, 2018

I spent a week on Crete with my sister Daphne & 2 of the grandkids, 18 year-old Kieran & his 15 year-old cousin Clementine. Then we flew to Athens for 3 days.


Barbara in old Chania town, Crete

The view from our villa near Kokkino Chorio. It was so dry there!

Barbara at the Parthenon – a dream come true!

Amanda Has a New Job!

On July 28, 2018

Amanda Segilia will be working with Midwives of New Jersey! They have offices in Morristown and Hoboken. She will be attending births for them starting in the fall, when her hospital privileges have been approved.

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!

About CBS

CBS Midwifery was established in 1982. The last delivery was the 3,711th, on May 16, 2018.

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