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Calling all 2011 babies! Ask your parents to send in your cutest hi-rez head shot for Maria’s 2011 baby card. All the other babies will be there, so tell your mom to send it soon!








Bay Area Homebirth Collective Immunization Panel

Sunday, March 25, 2012
1 pm — 4 pm

SF Waldorf School, 2938 Washington St, near Divisadero Donations at the door: $8-$15 sliding scale for individuals, $15 families. No one refused for lack of funds
bayareahomebirth.org/


Women's Circles

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 11am to 1pm at More Mojo for lunch, support and conversation. Bring the belly or bring the baby -- a great way for us to keep in touch!


Cheese Making Class

A Midwives for Haiti Fundraiser
with master cheesemaker, Louella Hill
June 30th, 2012
1-4pm
Save the Date!
Location TBA



 


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.
Thanks!!







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Welcome 2011 Babies!

Sadie
Casey Rose Bali
Mika Simone
Fiona Marcella
Alex Martino
Amadeo Francisco
Ganden John
Carter Finn
Veronika Shaindel
Audrey Violet Lenora
Ignatius Alexander
Che Li
Evelyn Elizabeth
Andrew Walter
Maia Ambry
Na'Imah Iman
Wyatt Alain
Finley Mae Soleil
Ylan Leela
Charles Linekin Kindsvater
Gray Roland
Olivia Skye
Audrey Opal
Oliver Kenyon
Finley Royalton
Elodie Dora
Marcello Izidor
Emmett Levi
Sawyer Hasan
Jameson Pierce
Lars Anders
Mila Itzayana
Ethan Xavier
Reverdy Pike
Grace Montgomery
Dahlia Jane
Liam Alexander
Cairan Fergus
Celeste Napali
Francesca Olga Margaret
Eli Oneida
Emerson Wong
Ethan Iho
Rhys Henry
Emma Jackson
Abel Olav
Joy Raziella
Lemon Kila
Everet Lee
 Haydin Christopher
Naida Estelle
Carden Anneliese
Alma Rose
Nora Lilian
Leo Valentine
Hugo Vaughn
Sekou Adisa
Matteo Mulas
Jane Anne Kearns
Mary Jane
Journey Serene
Barrett Allen
Axl Nicholas
Lily Rose
Jesse Red










 




The Welcome List at my office was the longest it has ever been! 65 babies in all! Wow, I am so honored and thrilled to have been invited to so many births. Honestly, it was a little busy (especially October through December) but I had an amazing year witnessing so many of you in your brave and courageous journeys through birth. I still haven’t even gotten all of the stories up on my blog and website. I will though, I promise!! It is so important to share birth stories. Why is birth so important? Why is it so transformative? We learn from each other and I have had the incredible opportunity to learn from you.

So, my 2011 January babies have had their first birthdays, while my Decembers are just now becoming more aware of the world. What a joy and an inspiration! I hope you are all having a ball!

Thank you for trusting me in your vulnerability and having confidence in birth. Thank you for inviting me to your precious births – the “un-do-over-able” moments that make our lives profound.
 
With lots of love and gratitude,
 
The 2012 season of giving has begun! This year I will be fundraising to bring 3 Haitian midwives to the US for our annual midwifery conference in September. This will allow three of the most inspiring midwives to come and learn in the US for 2 weeks. I will be hosting them at my house and I hope many of you will get to meet Genette, Marthonie and Esther.




I am confident that these midwives have the potential to be leaders in their communities. I am hoping to provide an opportunity for each of them to be inspired by our midwifery work and community here in the US. I will need to raise around $9000 to bring all of them here.

Donate online now!

I will also be fundraising for Dina and I to travel to Haiti again this summer. We will continue our work with Midwives for Haiti and the new students at the St. Therese hospital in Hinche. You can see Dina’s 2011 update about the program here:

Midwives for Haiti 2011 Update


For Dina and I, the continuity of returning to Hinche every year has allowed us to build trust with the midwives, become more familiar with the program, and, therefore, work more efficiently and effectively while we are there. We will need $2000 to pay our program fees and airfares.

So, all in all, I am hoping to raise $11,000 this year to help the moms and babies of Haiti. Thank you to all who have donated baby clothes and supplies. Those simple things mean so much to the women that we work with.



Send your donations to me at 206 27th St., San Francisco, CA, 94131. Make checks out to Midwives for Haiti. Small donations for us can mean life-saving changes for Haiti. If your company has a matching program, please consider giving. Midwives For Haiti is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and can receive your match!





 




Maia’s Dad, Brian, is an amazing Italian cook. He came over and very patiently showed me how to make Butternut Squash Ravioli. Gillian and baby Maia say, "So yummy!" Brian just whips these up. Thanks for the lesson!













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Maria Iorillo, Licensed Midwife ~ 415-285-9233 ~ sfmidwife@yahoo.com
www.wisewomanchildbirth.com     www.wisewomanchldbirth.blogspot.com
Office Address: 1347 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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