Candace Whitridge Palmo

Candace Whitridge Palmo began practicing midwifery in 1979 in a rural mountain community in Northern California where she opened her own clinic and practiced for many years. She was an organic gardener and lived and worked as a retreat coordinator at a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center for 14 years. Although she no longer assists women in childbirth, she now accompanies the dying in their end-of-life transition as a hospice nurse. She writes a blog, musingsofamountainmidwife.blogspot.com.

Midwives and Story: Passing on the Wisdom

Motorcycles, art and ecstasy inform this touching trio of birth stories.

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Birth Stories from a Mountain Midwife

A rural midwife tenderly recounts the stories of two women she served.

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Birth Stories: The Instinct of Birth

When a woman is in labor, a little fight goes on in the woman’s brain. One part of here brain, the intellect, will tell her that she should do certain things. Read more…. Birth Stories: The Instinct of Birth

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