On July 28, 2018
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 July 28, 2018
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!
On January 20, 2018
On November 21, 2017
Barbara ran into one of her “babies” from 31 years ago at a party recently – Quinn is now a nurse in Philadelphia & looking good!
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