Tag Archives: Midwifery

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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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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Year One

I have been in midwifery practice for a full year. No longer can I cling to the safety of the label “new grad.” This year has been one of immense change and learning, both personally and professionally. I started thinking … 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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#YesAllWomen

A curious and exciting thing has happened in the wake of the horrible mass murder in Southern California over the weekend: women are speaking out. Women are telling their stories loud and clear over twitter. What are women talking about? … Continue reading

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Reproductive Coercion…The Slippery Slope

I have had some thoughts rolling around in my brain about reproductive coercion for a while now. Until recently, many in the reproductive justice world had not yet taken up the banner of reproductive coercion, but it is starting to … Continue reading

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