Monthly Archives: July 2013

Lets Talk About Birth Control: A Comprehensive (and humorous) Overview of Everything You Need to Know!

If you’re a straight woman in America, there’s a 98% chance you’ve used one form of birth control or another. There are about a million (ok, not a million, there about 9 major different) options when it comes to birth … Continue reading

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What’s in a Midwife?

I got called to a birth just as I was going to bed last Wednesday night. Invariably, the second I take out my contacts and call it a night, my phone goes off. It’s gotten to the point where If … Continue reading

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The Emotional Labor of Birth

I had an exhausting week. Most of the time I complain that I never get called on my call shifts, but after five straight days of driving down to the hospital at all hours of the day and night, and … Continue reading

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Escuche Me: Why We Must Research

Currently, I’m staring at a stack of interviews that my wonderful FNP (that’s Family Nurse Practitioner) research partner and I have conducted with primarily Spanish-speaking women about their childbirth experiences in the United States over the past 6 months for … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

I work in a setting where a vast majority of my patients speak English. I also happen to speak English. It works out for the most part. Sometimes however, my patients do not speak English, and because I was schooled … Continue reading

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