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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

Hamilton

On June 27, 2017

Barbara finally got to see “Hamilton” on June 25th, and it was indeed powerful as well as entertaining. Afterwards family and friends gathered for a fabulous dinner at Seamore’s in Chelsea (thank you, Michael and Donna, for making that happen!).
 

Trip to Dublin & Killarney

On May 19, 2017

Barbara is back from a brief but beautiful trip to Dublin & Killarney. She had 2 days on her own in Dublin, where she got to see the Book of Kells & explore the town on foot. The train ride south was a chance to see the flowers of springtime against the green countryside. In Killarney she joined her younger daughter, Jen, & Jen’s husband Tim, on Mother’s Day. We drove up to see the castle that Tim & his brother Frank are restoring, then to Kenmare House where everyone was staying. “Everyone” included Frank’s wife Angelique & most of their 14 kids, Tim & Frank’s 92 year old mother, & several nieces. The next day it poured rain, but the last day in Killarney was a fine one. Jen & Tim convinced Barbara to bike around Killarney National Park & the lakes, & she only fell off twice!
 

Tim, Barbara, & Jen at the castle Tim & his brother are restoring

Happy Spring!

On April 16, 2017

Happy Spring! Hat designed and made by my granddaughter, Clementine Hecker, elicited many compliments and smiles at the Easter Parade. Clementine’s mother, my daughter Jennifer, and her husband Tim have invited me to join them in Ireland in May. I’ll be leaving on the night of the 11th for Dublin, and meeting them in Killarney on the 14th – back on the 17th. Welcoming any suggestions for my short time in the Emerald Isle! Barbara
 

Nicole’s Vacation in Sedona

On February 25, 2017

Nicole just came back from a lovely vacation in Sedona, Arizona with her family and in-laws. She enjoyed the beautiful weather, spectacular vistas, and lots of hiking in the Red Rocks. She even got to visit the Grand Canyon—-incredible!


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