I am currently accepting clients for early May, and July onward, 2018.  If you would like to schedule a free consultation to get to know me and my practice, just call or email.  I schedule most of my appointments on Thursdays from 9:00 am to about 4:30 pm although I can make occasional exceptions for work schedules.  Please don’t hesitate to email me at the address in the sidebar if you have any questions, or you can use the handy form on the Contact page.

I have recently updated my website and am still in the process of adding information to my pages.  Check back over the coming weeks for more resources and information!

Diane Dreier LM, CPM


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22cm or 8.6 inches. That is the exact diameter of a paper plate, AKA the fine china in our house. It is also the average diameter of a placenta. After a baby is born, mothers are told to take it easy for at least 4-6 weeks. There are good reasons for that! One of those reasons is that after the baby is born, mothers are left with a wound on the inside of their uterus where the placenta was attached. That wound will take at least 4-6 weeks to completely heal. During that time they are still susceptible to infection and hemorrhaging. Even if they have a complication-free vaginal delivery and feel okay, they will still need to take care of themselves and not overdo it for those first several weeks postpartum. To those mothers, rest! To their husbands, partners, parents, in-laws, friends - let them rest! Help out as much as you can and don’t let them overdo it! As the saying goes "one week in bed, one week around the bed, and 2 weeks around the house." Edited to add: I am not a medical professional. This is only meant to be common sense advice to take it easy. I do not mean for women to lay around for 4 weeks not moving at all. Listen to your body and take care of yourself! Talk to your doctor or midwife if you have any questions.

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Many of you know my former apprentice, Jennifer Atherton, who has driven hundreds and hundreds of miles to work with me over the past several years...

I am incredibly proud and excited to announce that, after much struggle and frustration with paperwork and the powers-that-be, SHE IS A LICENSED MIDWIFE!

🎉Congratulations, Jennifer!!! 🍾🥂
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