Friday Five (#9)

Happy Friday! This was a moose right outside the window of my unit last summer. Every time I see this picture I think – this moose is demonstrating Alaska’s version of hands and knees. Well done moose! For anyone that’s curious, this is a young moose, maybe a couple years old. 1. Kellymom.com: This resource…

Student spotlight: 11 tips on how to prepare for midwifery clinicals

Oh my. You’re a midwifery student and clinicals/apprenticeships are finally in sight! I’ve been precepting nurse midwife students for five years now and have noticed some trends along the way amongst the midwifery students. In that vein, I’ve decided to write a list of the things I keep saying over and over to my students…

The State of Midwifery (Part 1)

Oh snowy Alaska – you are so pretty. The babes and I went to a little town called Girdwood last week to go to the outdoor zoo (yes…. outdoor zoo, in 0 degree weather, in January – you read all of that correctly). The full moon over the mountains and town was too pretty to…

Friday Five (#8)

Happy Friday! I’m so glad Friday is here. I had a 24 hour shift in the middle of this week in which I was awake 23 of 24 hours. You know you’re tired when you just lay down on the bed, glasses on, shoes on, and pass out without even thinking about falling asleep…only to…

Jessica’s Birth Story

I can’t think of a better way to welcome Monday than this happy birth story. Today we get to share in the wonderful birth story of someone dear to my heart – my own sister! She is amazing. Although we live far apart, we are united by so many things across the many miles –…

Friday Five (#7)

Happy Friday! I’m dreaming of warm weather and flowers blooming, instead of the icy darkness that is Alaska this week. And boy is it cold…it was -15 degrees F this morning…get your act together Alaska. Also, only in Alaska do people call over the hospital system: “Please be advised, there are two moose at the…

Blessing of the Hands

For this Women Ask Wednesday, I want to share about a sweet tradition called the Blessing of the Hands ceremony. I first found out about this tradition in my midwifery program. In my prior years of nursing I had no idea this existed! My midwifery cohort consisted of 8 women and we gathered together for…

Midwifery Practice Spotlight (#1)

Today we have our first Midwifery Practice Spotlight! Elizabeth is a midwife that works at Community Health Centers of Pinellas in Florida. See her answers below! I personally loved her piece of advice to women (and her hope for midwifery!). Interested in sharing about your practice? Check out the original post. Where is your practice…

Friday Five (#6)

Happy Friday! It has been such a COLD week in Alaska. I’m ready for the temperature to be above zero. Please and thank you. This is a busy Friday Five. I stumbled across a lot of different fun things this week and wanted to share all the goodies! This page contains Amazon affiliate links for…

Midwife Monday – My second birth story!

Whew! It’s a warm ZERO degrees in Alaska this morning – and that’s the high temperature for today. Happy Monday! Just a heads up – this is a longer post today – but I feel strongly that it has many elements to educate, inspire and empower everyone. With that said – here’s my second birth…

Friday Five (#5)

Whew. We spent the last week in Disneyland with the family. I am once again humbled by traveling with a lap infant for 6 hours (oh vey). But we made it and came out as more seasoned parents (I think). The trip was a blast and we will spend the next week recovering from all…

Call for Midwifery Practice Spotlights!

One of the goals of A Midwife Nation is to increase education about midwives and midwife practice across the United States. One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is to let the midwives speak! As mentioned on A Journey to Midwifery podcast by Dr. Amber Price, midwives have to open the doors to…