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The Grief Midwife

When I was a student midwife I always wondered what kind of midwife I would be. Would I be one that takes a special interest in breastfeeding medicine and become a lactation consultant? Would I conduct research and go into … Continue reading

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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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How I learned to get over my social anxiety and love group prenatal visits

One might ask, how is it possible to have social anxiety and work in a field where you are constantly meeting new people,asking them to tell you about the most intimate details of their lives, and form meaningful, trusting relationships … Continue reading

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Repair

Support, support Warm compresses, gentle pressure Control the soft limbs, bluish, delicate skin gradually turns rosy Find the apex of the tear, cast the anchor stitch A first lover’s gentle, excited touches Locked stitches over the pink vaginal mucosa The … Continue reading

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First Weeks: Trainings, Shadowing, and Sweet, Slippery Babes

Well friends, its been a doozy few weeks over here. It feels almost like a blur at this point, but to say that I have been busy and inundated with information is an understatement. ┬áBut what I will tell you … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons

This past week I had the good fortune to be able to sit down over a good beer and some great Mexican food in my new hood with a classmate from midwifery school. We haven’t seen each other since she … Continue reading

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Self-Care Update: First Steps

A few weeks ago I wrote about how difficult it is to continue living fully outside of work with a schedule that constantly changes and with a job that sometimes leaves you feeling exhausted. Since coming to the realization that … Continue reading

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