Staci Bishop

Friday, May 31, 2013

REVIEW: Baby Catcher (Peggy Vincent)

Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
By: Peggy Vincent

This book is based on the memoirs of California midwife, Peggy Vincent, and I simply could not put it down. It was an amazing story! 

She chronicles her life and experiences through the birth stories of women she worked with over the years spanning from 1962-1992. It was very interesting to see her transformation after her very first birth experience during nursing school at Duke University. It changed her perspective about labor and was a constant theme throughout the rest of her journey into midwifery and beyond.

I enjoyed how each birth continued to to shape her solo homebirth practice and some chapters left me on the edge of my seat. I was anxious to hear how they would end and even more interested to see what life lesson she would take away from that labor and how she would apply it to future midwifery clients. Many doctors she worked with believed that "all births are complicated until proven otherwise." Her philosophy for supporting women was the exact opposite and was proven over and over though out her years of practice. 

Peggy Vincent amazes me with the amount of details and dialogue she remembers from the 30 years which spanned in this book. She often talks about her meticulous notes and patient charts but I feel this book was beautifully written from her memories and first hand accounts. It's not fiction but it easily reads and flows in that manner, which explains how I managed to read it in just over 24 hours. 

I would highly recommend this book even if you aren't a birth professional. Her story is just that good! It's been added to my lending library if you would like to borrow it. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

CLASS: Essential Oils for Beginners CANCELLED

Just an update that this class has been CANCELLED. It appears that many of you are traveling and are really bummed about not being able to attend. Therefore, the class will (hopefully) be reschedule for this fall. Thanks so much for you interest.

Many of you asked me to teach a class on essential oils and I'm making that happen! It excites me when others want to learn about natural health.

Here are the details for: nYn Essential Oils For Beginners

DATE: Saturday, June 15th
TIME: 10 am - Noon
LOCATION: FiftyForward  |  Donelson Station  |  Conference Room 

You will learn 
  • the history of essential oils and how they are made
  • 10 essential oils for beginners
  • how to use essential oils for health
  • starter recipes
Class items include
  • topic lecture
  • nYn Essential Oils for Beginners handouts
  • a personalized massage oil made by you
To register for the class, please click the button below. If you have questions, please contact me. A limited number of spaces are available. Sign up today to reserve your seat.

Essential Oils For Beginners Class  |  June 15, 2013  |  $15

Saturday, May 11, 2013

nYn Bug Spray

*Note: Product packaging has changed to a green bottle as of 5/1/13. 

This 4 ounce insect repellant is all natural and protects against mosquitos and ticks without DEET, which has been linked to brain cell death affecting learning, memory, concentration, and movement in addition to behavioral changes in animal studies. Instead, this product utilizes essential oils known to ward off pesky insects such as
  • Geranium
  • Citronella
  • Lemongrass 
  • Lemon Eucalyptus
  • Witch Hazel
  • Grapeseed Oil
To order, simply contact me or click the button below. You can go here to see more nYn products.

Monday, May 6, 2013

nYn Lip Balm

This lip balm is both moisturizing and soothing. It comes in a standard 0.15 ounce lip balm tube. Ingredients include
  • coconut oil
  • grapeseed oil
  • beeswax
  • shea butter
Best of all, it can be customized by scent. Choose from one of the following essential oils.
  • peppermint
  • lavender
  • lemongrass
  • orange
  • vanilla
  • grapefruit
To order, simply contact me or click the button below. Currently, I only offer local pick up or delivery. You can go here to see more nYn products.