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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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When You Hear Hoofbeats…

The old addage in diagnostic medicine (contrary to what Dr. House would have us all believe) is that when you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras. In essence, what this means is that common things are common, so when you … Continue reading

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