All posts by Erica Bloom

New Michigan state law benefits midwives and expectant parents

After years of hard-fought advocacy, Michigan midwives, expectant parents, and families started the new year celebrating. That’s because in early January the governor signed a bill allowing Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) to become licensed by the state. Compared to a Nurse Midwife who attends births mostly in hospital settings and is licensed as a nurse,

Washtenaw County Public Health’s Tips to Ensure a Lead Safe Home

Is my water safe from lead?” With the water crisis in Flint, it’s a question many parents and families have asked in the last year. Kristen Schweighoefer, Environmental Health Director for Washtenaw County Public Health (WCPH), has been fielding many of those questions and giving helpful tips and advice on how to protect kids from lead