Ireena Keeslar, CPM, practices at a freestanding birth center and in homes. She serves on the board for Christian Midwives International and teaches student midwives, offering two-day intensives for basic and advanced skills. She enjoys time with her five grown children, five grandchildren and her husband, Scott. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Photo by Roland Hechanova
A story of serving through various births for the same, with a variety of outcomes.
Read more…. A Long Second Stage Birth
This article covers whether there are adverse effects related to the duration of pushing and how pushing should actually be defined.
Read more…. Second Stage of Labor: Does Pushing Too Long Cause Infant Problems?
The unfortunate story of a woman’s arrest. Her only “crime” was being a midwife.
Read more…. When I Was Arrested
A Michigan midwife shares her experiences attending an Old Order Amish community who have no cars and no electricity but an abundance of faith and family support.
Read more…. Birth with the Amish: A Unique Experience
Veteran midwife Ireena Keeslar offers tips to midwives who want to build a midwifery practice that honors and respects their clients, while still making time and space for themselves and their own families.
Read more…. The Choices We Make: Building Trust between Midwife and Client