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On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: A Midwife’s Bittersweet Reflections

Today is a beautiful and tortuous day, and while I feel great elation every January 22nd, celebrating the Anniversary of legal abortion in the US, this day is also deeply painful. This is my third Roe Day working as a … Continue reading

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Transitions

As I alluded to in a previous post, there are new, exciting things on the horizon for 2015. Tomorrow, I will give formal, written notice that I will be leaving my current position in order to move to a position … Continue reading

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The Emotional Labor of Being a Healthcare Provider

I don’t know if it’s because the holidays put everyone on edge, but the month of December saw more tears and full-blown break-downs in my exam rooms than I had had all year. The work that I do is often … Continue reading

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Ambivalence

I see a lot of people who are pregnant and don’t want to be. I also see a lot of people that are pregnant that want to be. But there’s a lot of room in between definitely wanting to be … Continue reading

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This Common Secret

In my attempt to feel more connected to a community of women’s health providers, I picked up This Common Secret from my local library branch. It had been on my “To Read” list for years, and the second I sat … Continue reading

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I have no idea what I’m doing. I totally know what I’m doing.

I’ve had two full weeks of clinic now. I show up early. I put on my long, white coat, I walk into rooms, and patients look at me like I’m the expert. I am a terrible liar. ┬áBut I have … Continue reading

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“You should really find a full-scope job,” or, the story of how I decided to be an abortion provider

I have recently accepted a (nearly) full-time position at a reproductive health clinic. They focus on well-woman care, birth control, STI prevention and management, primary care and abortion services. This means many things for me as a new midwife, namely … Continue reading

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