Tag Archives: Midwifery

Everything Was Fine Until It Wasn’t

**Note: This post contains thoughts and feelings about birth trauma. As always, no protected patient information will be shared and this writing is comprised solely of my own reflections** Everything was fine until it wasn’t. Those are the words that … 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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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 Day//Last Day

Tiny handprints. Tiny footprints. I stare down at the tiny cutouts sitting at the nurse’s station that I glue onto the official documentation. Handprints that are too tiny. The last eight hours whirl through my mind. Hushed introductions. Quiet voices. … 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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Funemployment

Today marks the first day of my week and a half before my new job starts, which I have been jokingly referring to as my “funemployment.” I want to stress the “joke” aspect of this because not too far in … Continue reading

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Review

This past week I have finally been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have one more full week of work at my current job before I have a week and a half break before … Continue reading

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