Monthly Archives: January 2015


This past week I have finally been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have one more full week of work at my current job before I have a week and a half break before … Continue reading

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On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: A Midwife’s Bittersweet Reflections

Today is a beautiful and tortuous day, and while I feel great elation every January 22nd, celebrating the Anniversary of legal abortion in the US, this day is also deeply painful. This is my third Roe Day working as a … Continue reading

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As most of you know by now, I will soon be taking the leap from family planning, gynecologic and abortion care into the realm of my first full-scope job. I have been reflecting a lot lately on the fear that … Continue reading

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Giftalk: For When You Have to Laugh or You’ll Cry

This week has been an especially stressful one that involved an entirely too-high number of patients that I saw, a brand new resident, and one particularly trying experience in clinic. This past Thursday marked the 7 year anniversary of my … Continue reading

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As I alluded to in a previous post, there are new, exciting things on the horizon for 2015. Tomorrow, I will give formal, written notice that I will be leaving my current position in order to move to a position … Continue reading

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The Emotional Labor of Being a Healthcare Provider

I don’t know if it’s because the holidays put everyone on edge, but the month of December saw more tears and full-blown break-downs in my exam rooms than I had had all year. The work that I do is often … Continue reading

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