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Author: Alisa Rafferty

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...

Call for New Board Members

Would you like to join Lifecycle WomanCare’s Board of Directors, or do you know someone who would be perfect in the role? We are looking for new Board Members who are energetic and enthusiastic about LWC’s work and mission, and who have skills to assist LWC...

Expanded Educational Offerings

Greetings from the Lifecycle WomanCare Education Department! Over the past year we have worked to expand our educational offerings, bringing you a multitude of guest and staff-facilitated workshops and classes that are open to the public and inspired by themes you have requested. Some of our...

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