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Well, that was awkward.

Lest, dear readers, that you are all left with the impression that I am a calm, cool, and collected midwife, I would like to deeply shatter this perception by letting you all into the private world in which I do … Continue reading

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What Brings You In Today?

At my clinic there are no shortage of abbreviations. I thought that I was learning a whole new language when I started nursing school (I mean really, does this sentence make any sense to you:  “Pt denies LOF, VB, +FM. … Continue reading

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On Marriage As a Midwife

This past weekend I married my best friend, co-adventurer, and one of my biggest supporters both personally and for my professional life.  Most of the time when I write about the difficult stories, patients, and cases that I deal with, … Continue reading

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On modern day forced sterilization and contraceptive coercion

I probably do about 10-15 birth control visits a day, depending on my schedule. They are our bread and butter, and 99% of women who have sex with men will use a birth control method at some point in their … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Obvious Child

(photo courtesy of Jessi Murray)   This past weekend, after my partner and I had conquered two full days of wedding planning madness, some girlfriends and I met up for a drink and went to go see a rom-com about … Continue reading

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A Midwife’s Reaction to Buffer Zones, Hobby Lobby, and How We Can Fight Back

This past week has been a tough one for advocates of reproductive justice. We saw the Supreme Court strike down a buffer zone law in Massachusetts as well as determine that Hobby Lobby and other private employers can refuse to cover birth … Continue reading

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GifTalk #4: When You Remember That Your Job Is Actually Fun

This was a nice week. I had a resident, learned a lot about HPV during some down time, and all around worked with lovely staff and patients in my many, many clinics. So, happy Friday, my friends, and I leave … Continue reading

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When All of A Sudden You’re A Teacher

This past week I walked in to work on a dreary Monday, still half-caffeinated, and a chipper young medical resident walked right into my office and introduced herself as the resident working with me today. I tried to hide my … Continue reading

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Midwifing in the For Profit Health System: Part 1

I’m just going to lay it out there: attempting to coordinate a patient’s care under the for-profit health system with hundreds of different plans that cover some things and not others, need prior authorizations, and further documentation to prove “real … Continue reading

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Six Months: Where I Was, Where I Want To Be

This coming week marks my first six months in practice. It’s been a whirlwind of a 6 months, and I can hardly believe it’s been three months since I have been “set free,” so to speak, and have been practicing … Continue reading

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