Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rewind/play…..

May 21, 2012: Edited to protect the privacy of those involved in my story. I worked at this small community hospital in Chicago for just over a year.  The midwife group was three full time equivalents in the form of … Continue reading

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Rewinding….

May 21, 2012: Edited to protect the privacy of those involved in my story. Once upon a few years ago, I started this blog thinking I’d be chronicling my journey. I’ve done some of that, but more of the “my … Continue reading

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OMG, REALLY!?!

During the years of my private practice, all kinds of women came through my doors. Plenty of women knew from the start that they wanted a midwife. But I congratulated the women who transferred care mid pregnancy or later when … Continue reading

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A time lapse guest post

OK, time for some levity. I’ve been posting about domestic violence and Why I’m Afraid To Be A Solo Midwife, both of which are outstandingly dramatic samples of my work as a midwife. Ninety percent of the time my job … Continue reading

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“I’m not a feminist, but {insert feminist goal here}”

I banished this sentence structure from my vernacular about ten years ago. Last week in an interview I was asked to describe my feminism. My short answer was, “Well, I’ve been to the Michigan Women’s Music Festival for the past … Continue reading

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