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(An ongoing series celebrating my 1000th birth. Want to know your kid's number? Give me a call! )



Thea and Evie

Gabe and Diego

Challa French Toast
by Melanie Gensler
  • 1 whole loaf Challa: cut in chunks
  • 7 eggs: beaten
  • 1 1/2 C low fat or skim milk
  • 1 1/2 C non-dairy creamer
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 C brown suger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Add milk, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla
Pour over bread
Put in 9x13 lasagna pan overnight
Melt butter and add sugar and cinnamon
Pour over bread
Bake at 350 for 45-1 hour
Maria says, "This is so good! Great for guests on Sunday!'


There are two places where I would love for you to help me out:
Yelp  and The Birth Survey
Both of these are review sites that will help women understand about my practice and the value of midwifery care. If you have a moment, please write up a review under Wisewoman Childbirth Traditions and Maria Iorillo.

Saturday October 15, 9.30 am
corner of Church + Clipper, (more mojo studio)
Petit Collage is having their very first sample sale to support the amazing work of Midwives for Haiti, 100% proceeds to benefit them.
Artwork: Canvas, framed pieces, one of a kind art pieces
Gifts: New backpacks, toys, stationery, pillows
Art supplies: Frames, wood boards, papers, vintage bits

Prices start at $5! Loads of incredible deals!!

Also lemonade, yummy baked goods and sidewalk chalk fun!


Haiti: How you can help!

Dina and I travelled to Haiti in August and had another amazing trip. You can read about it on my blog at:
Thank you to our donors, especially: Vivian Acebal and Andra Baldo, Renee McKenna, Jennifer Nutt, Kim Nguyen-Ehrenrich and Kevin Ehrenrich, Dr. Laura Norrell, Gretchen and Jim Sandler, Maria and Walter Muncsh, Kristine Hicks, Ayesha Hasan, Diana Paul, Tracey Stone, Anelise Dandler, Eugene Brandon, Dulce Baron and family, Shaniqua Stipins and Beatrice Bofill. We could not have had such a success for trip without all those who helped either by collecting baby clothes or donating. My deepest gratitude to you!
Here's how we can continue to support mothers and babies in Haiti:
Sew menstrual pads!! Most women arrive at the hospital with only a few torn rags to use postpartum. I am hoping to find women across the country who love to sew and would like to make cotton menstrual pads for the birthing women. Find patterns here and here.
Read more about the white mesh panty cause here.

Sponsor a Midwife: The midwives get paid $1.50 an hour for their work. For $4000 a year, you can sponsor a midwife, including her equipment and travel expenses. This would be a great project for church groups, mom's groups, a special fundraising event, or an individual family that would like to connect with an individual midwife. Just let me know if you would like to help in this way and I can help get you started!!

Collect white mesh panties from your birth kit or hospital stay to send to St. Therese hospital. You can drop them by my office any time.

Come by on Saturday, I'll see you there!!



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Maria Iorillo, Licensed Midwife ~ 415-285-9233 ~
Office Address: 1347 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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