Kate Maxey is BACK

Hello Acupuncture lovers,

Happy Spring! I am writing to fill you in on my gentle return to my acupuncture practice beginning this Wednesday April 18 :) Just about 6 months ago, I gave birth at home to a wild and lovely little girl named Azul. We have had our hands full and our hearts blown open. One of the most striking things about bringing her into this world has been our Bay Area community— from midwives, to postpartum chefs, to friends, family, massage therapists, and fellow mamas and papas— the assistance, sustenance, healing, validation, advice, and laughter has been crucial to us feeling whole, cared for and held (and not crazy!) as new parents.

We are ALL so blessed to live in the Bay and have the resources available to us that we do…. and I hope that I can continue to be a resource for you. I am so happy to be not just a parent but a health-care provider in this community! I have learned a lot this past year, on so many levels, and hope to share a new depth in our time together.
I will be starting back slowly at The Root on Wednesdays with 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm appointment slots. At this time I will be focussing my care at The Root on Women’s Reproductive and General Health Care, as well as supporting the fertility of couples by seeing men in this instance, as well. I hope that the rest of my male-identified patients reach out to Joseph at House of Qi to continue their acupuncture care. I plan on eventually adding some hours at House of Qi where I will see everyone, but I cannot tell you yet when that will be.
I’m excited to see some of you soon! If you haven’t been to The Root yet- it’s a little slice of heaven. Please be in touch via text or email to set up an appointment.
Grateful to share this city together!

@ The Root Midwives

1300 Sanchez Street, Noe Valley

San Francisco

Co-Teaching Childbirth Ed Class

I’m so happy to announce that I, alongside the fabulous Lauren Miller, will be teaching the upcoming Bay Area Homebirth Collective childbirth preparation class!!  Now that I’ve had my own baby get ready for another layer of insight, information, and compassion!!  Class begins April 24th and runs for 5 weeks on Tuesday nights.  Please email Lauren at moonbellybirth@gmail.com with inquiries and questions. 

Blessings from a midwife


Wisdom from a Midwife

The beginning of our lives, the beginning of our connection to our maternal roots, the beginning of our worlds begins with the implantation of the placenta. It is this divine structure that allows for the continuous growth of the fetus from zygote to baby.

Our placenta communicates for us. “In the beginning there was the word” (John 1:1). It is the placental language that speaks the words of breath and food, filtering the waste products created by the baby and delivering vital oxygen and nutrients to her.

The word placenta comes from the Latin word for cake. Like a layered birthday cake, it is a cherished symbol of the beginning of a new life. So, go ahead and eat your placenta. Or when blowing out the birthday candles on your little one’s birth day and on the completion of its function, honor the service it has provided at the start of a new year and a new life.

-Nile Sennett Nash RN, NP, CNM