Category Archives: Home birth

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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Ah, validation….

….you bring such mixed feelings. I’ve been loud and clear about my reasons for moving, and now it’s happened somewhere else: North Carolina. I’m sad for my midwife sisters and for their clients, but I’m not surprised and horrified.

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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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On being a research geek

About a year ago I was bound for the MMBP, a bridging program for internationally educated midwives based in Vancouver and affiliated with UBC. In order to qualify for the Accelerated Stream, I had to prepare a portfolio that included … Continue reading

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Well, DUH!!

Over the past year, I’ve done lots of writing for the bridging programs I’ve applied to. It just sunk in that I have some ready made blog posts! Following is part of a portfolio I wrote when I started the … Continue reading

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Big news

TO MY CURRENT PATIENTS: What you are about to read will NOT happen until NEXT FALL. Repeat after me: NEXT FALL. OK, gonna jump now. I’m moving to Canada next year. Yep, seriously. I want to move to Canada because … Continue reading

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