Category Archives: Funny stories

Home labour induction tips

See what I did up there? “Labour”? I’m getting this Canadian spelling thing DOWN!!! A while back I was, at a woman’s request, going through non medical induction methods. Near the top of the list was, “Have you tried fooling … Continue reading

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Self interruptus

Me at a recent home visit: “OK, now that your milk has come in, the baby will probably nurse for shorter periods of time and sleep for longer ones. You’ll probably notice more cramps when he’s nursing, so make sure … Continue reading

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Only funny to Gen Xers

Hi everyone! I’ll get back in the swing of blogging nice thoughtful posts, as well as some deets of my past year, but I figured I’d start with a quick and cute little story or two. A few months back … 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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The perfect bookend

The night before last, the first woman that Jewel and I took care of back in January 2005 had her second baby with me as the birth attendant. I couldn’t have asked for a better sendoff into my new life. … Continue reading

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Funny dad story

Just home from a birth. This was a repeat client, which is a special feeling all its own. Anyway… So mom is in the tub, her back against the edge, starting to spontaneously push. Dad is sitting directly across from … Continue reading

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