Category Archives: Hospital birth

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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C section first assist

A student midwife who’s doing a paper about midwives first assisting at c sections asked for contributions on a discussion board where I sometimes lurk. What I wrote was lengthy enough to share, so why not? She writes: I’m a … Continue reading

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The nursing years

Yep, gang, it’s been a while. I’ve decided that my life feels like being nipped in the ankles by schifty-nine chihuahuas. I’m learning to listen to one thing at a time and just DO instead of wondering if there’s something … Continue reading

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YAY INTERWEBZ!!

Within one hour of my post I got an email from Monica Greenfield, Coordinator of the Department of Professional Practice & Health Policy at the ACNM, AND from Nancy Brannin, a midwife who left New Mexico because of similar (maybe … 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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