Category Archives: midwifery

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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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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Caring for Women Who Do Not Seek Out Midwifery Care

“But….when’s the doctor coming?” An exasperated first-time mom howled at me as I rushed into the room, introduced myself as the midwife on call today, saw the baby’s head beginning to crown and hastily threw on a gown and gloves. … Continue reading

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Everything Was Fine Until It Wasn’t

**Note: This post contains thoughts and feelings about birth trauma. As always, no protected patient information will be shared and this writing is comprised solely of my own reflections** Everything was fine until it wasn’t. Those are the words that … Continue reading

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Crash

In school they tell you you’ll know a “crash” c-section when you see one. I had thought I had seen them. I had moved briskly to the OR, helped get things set up, waited impatiently for the prep to dry … Continue reading

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Here I Stand

I have experienced a huge mental upheaval in the past month, which is mostly the reason for my lack of writing. I have sat down many times on post-call days reflecting on my growth, my new experiences, and my newfound … Continue reading

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Giftalk: Labor and Birth Humor

Many people will not tell you that some pretty hilarious things happen during labor and birth. Emotions are running high, there’s all kinds of bodily functions and fluids, and the combination of these two things often makes for hilarity. I’ve … Continue reading

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