Gloria's New Blog
I must pause to say a sincere, heartfelt THANK YOU for all
that you do. For not bending when the winds rush your
way. For speaking up on behalf of those who cannot speak
for themselves. For fully acknowledging that intactivism
is a necessary component of gentle birth, human rights,
and even of women's health. It is such an honor to have
your site as one that I am able to send
clients/friends/family to and never worry that they will
get myths/misconceptions, or that they will be left
hanging with a lack of information (as is ubiquitously
the case today). Simply, thank you. For who you are and
all that you do. The world is truly a better place
because of you!
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You're the one...
keep up the good fight for us all, past and future.
In the present you've been there for all the caring, thinking mothers who wanted more, and because of you, got
I'm honoured to know you, to be able to say I know you well enough to
Owner, Small Planet Health Foods,
Former La Leche League Leader,
Mother of 4,
Activist with Raging Grannies
. . . . .
Gloria Lemay has been such a leader out
on the West coast of Canada, she has stretched the
boundaries of what is possible in birth and what we
define as normal. When we rule the world she should get
a medal and a huge pension.
. . . . .
“I love you to the bones and
back. To the moon and back. To the universe and beyond
and back, and even MORE than that doubled and
Nancy Wainer Cohen, midwife and author of “Silent
Knife” and “Open Season”
Dress code for class, clinic and Birth Attendance
Keep in mind that you are a health professional in
training. Pay attention to personal grooming. Clean
teeth, skin, fingernails, and hair at all times. Avoid
strong scents/perfumes. Wear a deodorant/anti-perspirant
that is effective. Hairy legs and armpits are to be
covered by clean clothing.
Think about other health professionals that you admire
and take your cues in presentation from them e.g. a
registered massage therapist, an optometrist, a
Clothes may be casual but they should coordinate and be
clean and pressed. This way of dressing is sometimes
called “business casual”.
Professional dressing is done with an eye to making
others feel comfortable with your look. Symbols from
your religion or philosophy i.e. cross, goddesses, Star
of David, etc. are not to be displayed during your
class/work hours. Please cover tattoos; remove body
piercings that are visible (other than simple earrings).
Shoes—closed toes and heels and in good repair, shined.
Pants—no blue jeans, well-fitting
Skirts—long enough that you can bend over and maintain
Lingerie (e.g. bra straps) and evening wear are not
appropriate attire. Tank tops or low neck lines are not
to be worn.
I don’t expect you to go out and buy new outfits to wear
to class. One look that is simple and works is a pair of
leggings and a plain, short sleeved T-shirt that is
loose and falls below the hip. Jogging suits with
runners and socks are also fine.
“Little girl” looks diminish your power as a midwife
e.g. pigtails, dungarees, puffy sleeves.
If you have questions about dressing as a professional,
please feel free to call me at any time. I am interested
in your professional success and there is only one
opportunity for you to make a good first impression on a
(604) 737 7063
|Advisory Board Member of the International Cesarean Awareness Network.
1997 Nominee for the Vancouver YWCA "Woman of Distinction Award" in Health.