Something wonderful has been going on right under my nose, and I missed it. Sage Femme Birthcenter, in Kansas City Kansas is an absolute jewel. The doula conference I recently spoke at took place at Sage Femme. Though I've known about the birthcenter since before it opened, I've never visited there before. What a fabulous place. I'm a longtime admirer of the CNM who runs it and listened to her speak of her dream, years before it manifested. As I toured the birthcenter over the conference lunch break, I had an almost out-of-body experience. It hit me that I should be promoting this place. My kinswomen should be birthing there. My friends (okay friends kids) should be birthing there. I think I've just changed where I get my well-woman care. We do have another local solution to hospital birth.