Author Archives: michelleefarber

Charting

I stare at my blinking curser, long after my last patient has gone home. I can see the long line of cars on the highway from my office window, their red tail lights like a swarm of angry insects. Everyone … Continue reading

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Ode to the IUD

Inside the uterus, we’re little T’s Small and versatile are we Teenagers come from their pediatrician Determined to have safer sex, they are on a mission Postpartum parents of all stripes Love this flexible little device Three, five, or ten … Continue reading

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On Choosing to Be a Clinic Midwife

My pace of life is different now. There’s less sprinting from labor room to labor room. There’s fewer tears, less pain. My path is different, but my stride feels the same. Being a midwife who doesn’t catch babies is a … Continue reading

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Birth

Dear Baby E, I woke up crampy and tired the morning I went into labor with you. Sleep had been interrupted for weeks and our five year old IKEA mattress was not doing my back any favors. I tried to … Continue reading

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Liminal: The State of Betwixt and Between

I was texting with a friend the other day about the state of being almost. Almost done but not quite. She compared it to being at mile 20 of a marathon. You’ve completed so much already and there’s only six … Continue reading

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Baby Blues

Some thoughts on how we are utterly failing our postpartum families and a wish list for a better postpartum world Continue reading

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On the other side of the exam table

Well, the cat is out of the bag with our friends and family that I’m pregnant! Half the reason the blog has been so quiet lately is that this pregnancy has been affecting every waking moment of my life, and … Continue reading

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