Tag Archives: birth stories

Back into the World of Birth

“That’s the way, all the way down. Down and through” The words flowed out of my mouth naturally, fluidly, like it hadn’t been a year and change since I last said those words to a woman about to meet her … Continue reading

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Birth

Dear Baby E, I woke up crampy and tired the morning I went into labor with you. Sleep had been interrupted for weeks and our five year old IKEA mattress was not doing my back any favors. I tried to … Continue reading

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Crash

In school they tell you you’ll know a “crash” c-section when you see one. I had thought I had seen them. I had moved briskly to the OR, helped get things set up, waited impatiently for the prep to dry … Continue reading

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Here I Stand

I have experienced a huge mental upheaval in the past month, which is mostly the reason for my lack of writing. I have sat down many times on post-call days reflecting on my growth, my new experiences, and my newfound … Continue reading

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Giftalk: Labor and Birth Humor

Many people will not tell you that some pretty hilarious things happen during labor and birth. Emotions are running high, there’s all kinds of bodily functions and fluids, and the combination of these two things often makes for hilarity. I’ve … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife

Yeah. When I bike to work it’s just like this. See below for reality: In my week of funemployment, I ditched Gilmore Girls and, in a half-hearted attempt to “study”, began re-watching the delightful BBC drama, “Call the Midwife.” Undoubtedly, … Continue reading

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Fear

As most of you know by now, I will soon be taking the leap from family planning, gynecologic and abortion care into the realm of my first full-scope job. I have been reflecting a lot lately on the fear that … Continue reading

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