Midwife Monday: Nurses in Politics

This was yesterday’s post…but right before publishing my computer died – #reallife. Anyways, I hope this Tuesday finds you well and in good spirits. The sunshine finally melted all the snow in our yard and we have been blissfully playing outside with big grins on our faces all weekend long. I found I also needed…

Friday Five (#20)

It’s Friday!!! I have a little more joy going into a normal weekend (one without a 24hr shift) than a weekend that I’m working. I know babies come all sorts of hours – mine arrived at 1am and 6am after contractions throughout the day and night! But, the normalcy is inviting. I might even squeeze…

A Midwife Nation interviews on Journey to Midwifery

Happy Wednesday! It’s been a little bit of an off week around here. We have a strange clinic schedule and are standing by for a predicted peak of COVID cases in Alaska over the next week. We’re face masking it like crazy and washing hands like it’s going out of style! Graduate school is back…

Midwife Monday: How to share your birth story!

With all this time at home, I can’t think of a better time than now to journal or share your birth story! I’ve delivered a couple mamas over the past few months and they had the greatest stories to pass on to their babe when they were older. I encouraged them all to jot down…

Friday Five (#19)

Frrrriiiidaayyy! I am excited because I actually get to do some patient care this Friday. Most of my patient “visits” have been on the phone in the past 2 weeks so I’m excited to hear some “whoosh-whoosh-whoosh” on the dopplers. Hope this week has found you safe and social distancing isn’t making your household too…

Recap: ACNM “Meet with the ACNM Presidents” Call

Hello Tuesday! Another bonus post today! I was able to listen to this webinar this morning because I didn’t called into work last night (thank you Jesus). I love that kind of 24 hour shift. I attended a beautiful birth in the morning of one of my favorite families, then had a fairly uneventful rest…

APRN Certification Extension/Waiver Policies

Are an advanced practice nurse with an upcoming certification? Wondering what your certifying body is doing about mandatory certification deadlines? The NCSBN (National Council of State Boards of Nursing) published this handy PDF for quick reference and sharing. Check it out! And if your certification is coming up….make sure you get your required items or…

Friday Five (#18)

Hello Friday! I’m headed back to work after a few weeks off. Telehealth keeps me doing patient care but being on labor and deliver and helping bring babies into the world is where my heart is! Excited for a weekend full of labor and hopefully some births (and maybe a nap??). This was a busy…