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Baby Katelynne (4 weeks old) & CandaceOn Saturday, May 5th, we held our 1st Annual "International Midwives Day Family Picnic and Tree Planting Celebration" at Mae Boyar Park in Lakewood, CA. The City of Lakewood so graciously provided us with a young Hong Kong Orchid Tree and a special place in the park to plant it. The Mayor of Lakewood honored the special day with a beautiful Proclamation.

Our Beautiful "Happy Midwives Day" CakeThe idea of having a day to recognize and honor midwives came out of the 1987 International Confederation of Midwives conference in the Netherlands. International Midwives Day was first celebrated May 5, 1991, and has been observed annually since then in over 50 nations around the world, and is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Grace & Vivian, Mollie & Olivia, Candace, Ambyr & DahliaWe celebrated with a reading of our International Midwives Day Proclamation, planting our "Midwife" Tree, releasing "Lady" Bugs, sharing yummy food, and meeting other like-minded families. It was a really beautiful day!

Balloon Delivery via Skateboard

Baby Finn

Isabel & Baby Felix

Baby Felix Testing The Soil

Tiffany, Baby Katelynne, & Big Sister Gracie

Tiffany, Baby Katelynne, Jimmy, & Big Sister Gracie

Jimmy & Baby Gracie

Jennifer, Johnny, & Baby Elizabeth

Baby Elizabeth

"Babywearing" Natalie & Baby Emmeline

Four Happy Sisters

Proclaiming International Midwives Day

Planting Our "Midwife Tree"

Lots of Little Helpers

Gina & Baby Ethan

Hard Working "Baby Ethan" Feet

Jennifer & Baby Elizabeth

Football Break

Planting In Action

Last Little Touches

Daddy & Daughter Love

Releasing Our "Lady" Bugs

Come Out Little "Lady" Bugs

One Little "Lady" Bug

Two Little "Lady" Bugs

Enjoying Nature

Happy Brothers With Waterballoons

Chatting Into The Early Evening


                      All Photos Taken by Raychael Leach in 2006 and 2007


  • Candace Leach, LM, CPM
  • Licensed Midwife & Certified Doula
  • PO Box 4714 Lakewood, CA 90711
  • 562-272-4541


                                     © Candace Leach, LM, CPM 1996 - 2012