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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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Reflecting on Transitions

My current thoughts are a jumble between stress, exhaustion, and challenge. Roughly a year ago I wrote on the transition into practice, finished my midwifery program, and took off on my bike with my now-husband on a two week long … Continue reading

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Anger

Sometimes my patients are angry. Sometimes they are angry that they have been waiting for a long time. Sometimes they are angry because they are going to be late to work. Sometimes they are angry that their partner gave them … Continue reading

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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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