Category Archives: personal

And Now For Something Completely Different: High Pass Challenge Reflections

I usually spend most of my time here writing about my midwifing and occasionally my parenting, relationships, and biking, but mostly in relation to my life as a midwife. Recently, I did a wild and crazy thing that I think … Continue reading

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On Being a Bi/Queer Midwife

“When you become sexually active, do you think your partners will be men, women, or both?” The shy teenager shrinks down in her chair a little farther, scared to make eye contact with me, but manages to squeak out, “I … Continue reading

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Our Bodies Our Doctors

A few weeks ago during the Seattle International Film Festival I had the absolute honor of seeing a film featuring some well-loved abortion docs that I know and deeply admire. Directed by Jan Haaken, the film follows four doctors in … Continue reading

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Day of the Midwife

Today is International Day of the Midwife, and after a truly trying week I started reflecting on what this day means for me and my colleagues. Much of the work we do as midwives is completely invisible and this international … Continue reading

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Back into the World of Birth

“That’s the way, all the way down. Down and through” The words flowed out of my mouth naturally, fluidly, like it hadn’t been a year and change since I last said those words to a woman about to meet her … 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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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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