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Author: Alisa Rafferty

Aqueelah, Brian and Olivia’s Birth Story

"I gave birth to my daughter Olivia in 2016 at The Birth Center. I cannot believe how fast the time has flown. While pregnant, I was in my last year of nursing school and everyone at LWC made me and my husband feel safe, confident,...

Kristen, Daniel and Grace’s Birth Story

"The midwifery model of prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care has always been the norm in my family. I was born in a birthing center. My sister was born in a birthing center. My cousins were born in birthing centers. As such, a hospital birth had...

Minnesota Prison Doula Project

At the end of each year, the Lifecycle WomanCare staff comes together to engage in an act of philanthropic giving. In 2018, we opted to compile a charitable group gift in support of the Minnesota Prison Doula Project (MnPDP). This incredible organization provides pregnancy and parenting...

Blooming with Life: The Story of Sherley’s Garden

“The hands that laid these bricks had often caught new lives just hours before.” Sherley’s Garden is familiar to many of the families who have labored at Lifecycle WomanCare (LWC). What they may not know, however, is the beautiful history of this serene space. Every part...

Staff LWC Births

JANE HAYDEN, CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE I had been working at Lifecycle WomanCare as a midwife for almost three years before my daughter was born. There are many things that make the care at LWC so special: the involvement of the whole family, respect for clients' wishes, guarding...

The Heart Hat Project

In loving memory of Grant Emerson MacKenzie #fromourGEMtoyours February was American Heart Month. To raise awareness around all things heart disease -- the leading cause of death in the United States -- forty Lifecycle WomenCare babies born in February received hand-knit winter hats generously donated by...

New Lifecycle WomanCare Executive Director

We are thrilled to announce the recent arrival of our new Executive Director! Jaime Weinstein will succeed Kathy Boockvar as the 6th Executive Director of Lifecycle WomanCare. Jaime grew up in Bucks County. She graduated from Long Island University in 2002 with an Interdisciplinary Bachelor of...

Gazelle Retires

On August 20, 2018, our dear midwife, Gazelle Lange, worked her last shift. After fifteen years of exemplary midwifery service at LWC, Gazelle moved out of state to be closer to her family. The beautiful home birth of her daughter in 1974 inspired Gazelle to learn...

12,000 Babies Born

This summer Lifecycle WomanCare celebrated a very special milestone: the much-anticipated birth of LWC baby #12,000! As if they knew about the honor at stake, the competition for the coveted spot was fierce: six babies were born within 26 hours, four of them within 3 hours. On...

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