Friday Five (#13)

Thank goodness it’s Friday! This week knocked me flat on my back. I picked up a viral URI at the hospital last weekend, then nearly coughed a lung out earlier this week working through said URI, to the baby getting hand, foot and mouth at the day care Thursday. The day care part was funny…….

Women Ask Wednesday: What are the hallmarks of midwifery?

Happy Wednesday! I’m still flying high from our awesome Disney trip last month and an awesome birth over the weekend that sang midwifery hallmarks to the top of our Alaska mountains. The mama had prepared for birth so well and during her contractions, she was so stoic you could barely tell she was contracting. I…

Student spotlight: How to prepare for midwifery school

Happy Monday! I am coming off a weekend of working 48 hours on the labor and delivery deck and I am TIRED. My mamas this weekend did outstanding and we had some really amazing births. The tiredness is totally worth it! Onto today’s post… Over the past few weeks, the student spotlights have been wildly…

Friday Five (#12)

Oh Friday! This Friday is the start of a long weekend of call for me. I’m trying to imagine spring, sunshine and flowers blooming through the few feet of snow Alaska received this week. I think we used the snow blower 3 times already before Friday (and by we, I mean the husband did most…

Women Ask Wednesday – The Well Woman Visit

The annual pilgrimage to your women’s health office has always been looked down upon by generations of women. I want to take a look at the well woman visit is different light and see if there’s not more benefit to the visit than a breast exam and a Pap smear. Let’s break the visit down…

Things I view differently since having babies…

I get asked all the time if I was a midwife before I had babies – and I was! I was a midwife for just over 2 years before my daughter was born. I don’t think that having babies makes you a better midwife, but I do think birth gives you insight into many things…

Friday Five (#11)

Happy Valentine’s Day! The husband and I believe in eating chocolate every day – so we’re not big fans of the holiday for the candy and the flowers – but we are doing Valentine’s Day with our three year old daughter this year and she is beyond excited. She thinks Valentine’s Day is a combination…

Amber’s Birth Story

I am so pumped to share this birth story with you all today! Amber is one of my dear friends, a former colleague and an amazing midwife. She has a heart for educating women, empowering women during pregnancy, life and birth, and is opening doors for people to learn about the path to midwifery on…

The State of Midwifery (Part 2)

Did you catch part 1? If not, check it out here before reading part 2 today. This was a fun post to put together. To me, this is the every day climb up on Mount Midwifery to make the midwifery profession stronger. It takes every woman, every midwife and every person in between to encourage…

Friday Five (#10)

This week I was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers – Modern Mrs. Darcy – and her post on things that are saving her life right now. I get asked all the time – how do you do it? I promise I am not super human. I do have a number of things built…

Student spotlight: What to do between graduation and your first job?

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Lift up midwifery!

Today’s post is short but the takeaway is this: whenever you have a chance, lift up midwifery! Here’s how I think I look most days: 5 foot-6 inch, certified nurse midwife, probably in scrubs and Danskos; in the hospital or clinic; and most definitely with a cup of coffee that was warm two hours ago…