Passing along a little hope…

Just a little bonus Tuesday chat…These are trying times for sure. Know that hope is not lost. Give grace. Be generous. Stay calm. Watch below while you’re making dinner and listen to some truth in the midst of fear. The three takeaways: You control your attitude. You control your budget. You control your opportunity. Take…

Sunday Webinar for Practicing Midwives….

For those interested, ACNM is hosting a webinar Sunday afternoon/evening reviewing federal/state regulations. This is a great webinar to log into, throw your headphones on, and listen to the updates while catching up on all the normal Sunday things (laundry, cleaning, playing with babies, meal prepping…). You can register here or on access the link…

Friday Five (#17)

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is well….this Five is full of resources. Let’s do it. 1. The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) hosted a webinar on: Clinical practice challenges and solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the first webinar in a series aimed at helping midwives navigate the issues/struggles with COVID-19 and their…

Women Ask Wednesday: What's a cervical exam?

Hello Wednesday! Today we’re chatting cervical exams. I get questions all the time about checking the cervix. In regards to today’s discussion, we’re chatting the cervix in a pregnant woman, but some of the things discussed can be applied to non-pregnant women. What is the purpose of checking a cervix? A cervical exam is performed…

My favorite things for mamas…

Happy Monday! Over the weekend I did a little bonus post on coronavirus and pregnancy/breastfeeding….as well as what to do at home with your littles! I just updated some things on the activities for littles part – as long as we’re stuck at home, I’ll keep the list going! Today’s post is aimed at some…

Friday Five (#16)

Happy Friday! Hope you all are well – we’re struggling with some bronchitis at our house…and will likely have a little but of a down weekend here. Let’s get to the Five! This page contains Amazon affiliate links for some recommended products. This means A Midwife Nation may receive a commission for purchases made through…

Women Ask Wednesday: What’s pelvic floor physical therapy?

Happy hump day! Today we get to chat about one of my favorite interventions for women – both outside pregnancy/postpartum or during pregnancy/postpartum periods. We’re talking pelvic floor therapy! Are you already doing your Kegels now? Let’s do it! What is the pelvic floor? Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles at the bottom…

Midwife Monday: What is shared decision making?

Hello Monday. We had a lovely weekend that involved playing outside in the snow and the SUNSHINE! There’s an unsaid contest in the neighborhood for the neighbor that can pile up the most snow at the end of their driveway and make a makeshift sledding hill for all the neighborhood kids. I think the biggest…

Friday Five (#15)

Happy Friday! I am so excited for this Friday – it’s the first Friday in a long time that I’m not working a 24 hour shift – in other words, I don’t have the prospect of being awake at 2am. Hooray! Let’s start off this Friday Five with a book recommendation! If you need a…

Make more midwives!

Happy hump day and holy icicles! Those suckers are hanging precariously over my back door. They’re pretty dangerous come April so we go out and smack them all down once the first snow starts to melt. It’s kind of like baseball practice but with ice and a shovel. I personally find it incredibly satisfying! Today’s…

The Future of Midwifery (Part 3 of the State of Midwifery)

Hello Monday. And thank you daylight savings time for throwing off our weekend a little! The babies and I both took an extra nap yesterday (no complaints there!). The upside is that it was a whole lot lighter in Alaska on Sunday than it was on Friday. And light is awfully noticeable in a state…

Friday Five (#14)

Here’s the Friday Five a little late! I came off recovering from a viral URI this week and a 24 hour shift yesterday that was busy – three new babes were welcomed into the world by three rockstar mamas! 1. Taking care of you! Yep, this first one is did you do something awesome for…

Midwife Monday: Let’s talk epsom salts!

Dear Alaska, it’s real white out there these days. The six inches of snow this weekend were unexpected. The icicles on our deck our four feet long now. Mmkay, just wanted to let you know that this is the month where winter turns to spring…in case you forgot. Bring on the break up. Happy Monday!…