It has been a slow year for Due Rewards Midwifery but a crazy busy year for the Midwife! For those interested in the personal life of the midwife, 2015 has been a banner year. After finishing up a busy spring and early summer, I took off the rest of the summer to finish preparations for my wedding. On September 12th 2015, Lisa Thomas became Mrs.Thomas Welch!
Amid all the traditional wedding photos, we also took a very special picture, unique to a midwife Bride. A photo of all the babies whose births I had attended, who were also present for the wedding. Despite being out of state for the wedding, we were still blessed with 18 ‘babies’, the oldest now 14 years and the youngest only 5 weeks! What a special photograph to cherish for a lifetime.
So, the question is of course, What’s Next for Due Rewards Midwifery? While I am still enjoying some time off, I anticipate attending births again late this fall on a part time basis. The rest of my ‘working hours’ I anticipate spending in developing new classes for Due Rewards Midwifery Academy! First on the agenda will be ‘A Change of Heart - Part 2 Interpreting Fetal Heart Tones during late Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery in an out of hospital setting.’ An in-depth course suitable for both midwives and students. So much of the information for FHT specifically targets in-hospital providers, but this course will strive to provide a way to interpret and document this data in an out-of-hospital setting. I anticipate the class debuting with a live instructor in very early 2016 and on video later in the year. Stay tuned for exact dates and times!
Thank you to all who supported and celebrated with Due Rewards Midwifery during this amazing year. We couldn’t have done it without you!