This is the time of year when many of us are watching our babies move up and move on. Whether it is transitioning from elementary school to middle school (like my young gentleman), from high school into university life, or from college into the wild world of adulting, this season is abundant with transitions. Our lives are as full as our days are long. Soon this long season of growth and upward progression will have its day in the sun. Well…not that much sun…it is the PNW in June-uary after all 😉 Alongside it all, my other baby, Eastside Natural … Continue reading Eastside Natural Medicine is graduating!
I am personally involved in planning this wonderful event that helps support birth in Washington State and the local non-profit Families of Color – Seattle. Better yet, Rohan and I are run/walking! Join us on Oct. 19th at Marymoor Park for a family-friendly run/walk 5K! Strollers and leashed pets are welcome to join in on this community enriching event! Register for the race at https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/Redmond/WAMilesforMidwives5K To learn more about Miles for Midwives please visit our website: https://www.wamilesformidwives.com/ We are also looking for sponsors. If you are interested or know a business who might be, please let me know. I would LOVE to … Continue reading Miles For Midwives!!
We are getting together on Thursday September 26th to discuss new changes to our laws and legend drugs for Licensed Midwives in Washington state. If you are a midwife, an aspiring midwife, or other birth attendant serving families in WA State, please come learn more about how this affects midwives, their support teams (including doulas), and families! #washingtonmidwives Continue reading Join us for the MAWS Clinical Update!
Got a chance to talk at the Breastfeeding Beyond the Hospital Stay conference this week in Seattle. No action shots this time . One of my favorite things to delve into right now is our secondary trauma as caring professionals. The grit and the sheer will that has to be part of our sustainability. And the burnout that often follows. . Maybe it sounds grim. But this is what juicy to me right now. Watching my own rise and falter under stress, trauma, and grief. And doing exactly what my grandmother (one I never met as she died related to … Continue reading Grief Work is Life Work
Many of you have had the opportunity to be in the (relatively) new space in the last five months and not only are we staying put, we are expanding! Beginnning July 1st we will be taking over Suite 104 and with this expansion will come some new faces…. In addition to Eastside Natural Medicine and my practice, there will be another family practice naturopathic physcian, a nurse midwife and lactation consultant, a massage therapist, a reiki and energy pracitioner, and nutritionists. All of these wonderful people are ‘hand picked’ and I am excited to have them in one place to … Continue reading Eastside Natural Medicine is making changes
Hello! I want to let you in on some exciting developments in my practice… I have taken a new space just one door down from the Puget Sound Birth Center, in the same building. I am excited about this new space, and having expanded days and hours to make myself more available for all of you! I will start seeing clients in this new space beginning December 15th. Please make note of the changes to the suite number, phone number, and fax number: – Suite 104 with Inland Medical (instead of Suite 101) – 425-814-2045 phone – 425-814-2783 fax I … Continue reading Eastside Natural Medicine is moving…next door!
I am currently planning to offer the Vaccination Workshop this fall on Thursday September 29th from 6:30-8:30pm at Herban Wellness in Kirkland, WA (www.herbanwellness.net). In the past this workshop has been a great way to make sense of and discuss the current vaccination recommendations, the concepts of public vs private health, and ways for families to prepare and make decisions regarding this controversial topic. To register, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost per person will be $15 or $25 per pair/couple and will include handouts, resources, snacks, and beverages. The workshop will be limited to 12 participants to ensure … Continue reading September Vaccination Workshop
Starting March 21, 2011, I will be back at the helm of Eastside Natural Medicine! It has been an incredible experience to be home with Rohan and Jean-Paul as our family evolves and falls in love. I am very grateful for all of your support, patience, and generosity. I am also very grateful for Dr. Elias Kass. Without him, having this much time to be home with my family would have been nearly impossible. His willingness to dive in, his steady presence, and incredible breadth of knowledge have been invaluable to me and many of you. It was much easier to step … Continue reading Back to Work…
Rohan Ovila Iyer Boisvert joined us on Friday January 28, 2011. We have all been having an incredible time getting to know one another in our timeless, surreal postpartum world. Thank you all for your warm wishes! See you soon, Dr. Sunita and family Continue reading Our little one has arrived!
Dear past, present, and on-the-way clients of Eastside Natural Medicine, As many of you have heard (or seen), I am expecting a little one in January 2011. My other half, Jean-Paul, and I are getting pretty excited for the new arrival and thinking a great deal about how our life will shift. As part of that preparation, I want to make sure that you are all aware of the change, my plans to return to work, and how I am putting things in place to ensure that you are very well taken care of in my absence. I have … Continue reading Maternity Leave Plans