Author Archives: Mark Madison

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Sego Lily Midwifery!  We are eager to usher in 2015 here in Utah and are excited about the people and families we will be blessed enough to serve.

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Legacy of Mormon Midwives – from a Vermont Mormon Midwife

Imagine wading through mud and snow in an ankle-length dress with petticoats, or dealing with a stuck wagon or a row boat through partially frozen water en route to a labor on the prairie.  I’d love to see a motion picture on the lives of pioneer midwives and their dealings so close with birth, life and death.  It makes modern-day Vermont home birth in a February blizzard with easy access to technology and medical services seem like patty-cake.

 

Mormon Midwife Pioneer

I live and practice as a Vermont mormon midwife in the most atheistic state in the nation.  Hence, I do not shout from the rooftops that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) because my faith is intensely private to me. Faith has been a blessing for my family and is a consideration in all that I do.  Here is a fun article about the legacy and pioneer history of Mormon Midwives.

Rediscovering the Legacy of Mormon Midwives

By Jenne Erigero Alderks

Below is a book I’ve been hoping to buy and read.

Mormon Midwife Book

The Midwife: A Biography of Laurine Ekstrom Kingston

Lastly, another reading project I hope to someday undertake…

A Tribute to a Mormon Pioneer Midwife – Patty Bartlett Sessions