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a real and informative blog direct from kristin on important topics
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Tongue tie …problems now and later

Why does a tongue tie in a newborn matter? There is so much out there about tongue (and lip) ties in newborns and how it affects breastfeeding.  We assess the newborns in our care for a tie immediately at birth and we continue to assess the breastfeeding relationship...

Newborn screening

What is Newborn screening and why do it?Your midwife performs the newborn metabolic, heart defect, and hearing screening at the first and later postpartum visits in your home. These newborn health screens are minimally invasive to the newborn, relatively low cost, and...

Kristin’s midwifery offerings

Did I get your attention?  Good! Am I rescinding my leave of absence?  Nope. But a clarification is needed... I still need time off call and time to focus on my family, especially my youngest and those going off to college soon.   So I'll remain on leave for pregnancy...

Leave of Absence starting Fall 2019

New or returning clients with due dates through July 2019 are welcome to contact me and begin care now. I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from pregnancy and birth care beginning August 2019.  I was looking forward to taking a well-deserved break from the...

Your Midwife In Print

Click on the photo to read the publication Kristin co-wrote TWO publications with WSU Extension in 2017!   Because Kristin is so active in the state midwifery scene, she was easily located by the WSU writing team and was easily qualified to discuss these issues....

5 reasons delayed cord clamping is great!

Delayed cord clamping means to leave the umbilical intact without clamping or cutting it for a while after the baby is born. Different people say it means different things: maybe 30 seconds or maybe the placenta gets delivered first. But what it really means is that...