Midwife Monday: It’s national Library Week!

Hello and how are you? Alaska had a HUGE weekend of melting and you can run on the streets now without ice cleats – it’s kind of a big deal. Now, it was still 25 degrees, cloudy and rainy but I’ll take it! We also did some major Easter egg hunting on the block. Does…

The Initial OB Visit

Happy hump day! Today we’re continuing the series on prenatal care. If you missed the first post on preconception care – catch up here! Did you guys like pink/blush tones of the tool? My favorite color is green, so that’s where I naturally trend when thinking of color schemes. But I always try to think…

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Happy Monday! I hope weekends were restful, sleep was had, and an exhale of appreciation for the coming of spring was on your breath. We’re suffering through 4 month old sleep regression here in Alaska. Mainly, screaming for an hour straight from 8-9pm before collapsing from exhaustion. I found the baby carrier helps a lot…

Friday Five (#34)

FRIDAY! It’s been a funny week here in Alaska. We had a few days of melting snow and icicles and sunshine – we could even see the actual ROAD! But then we got 3 more inches of snow. I’m ready for the big melt so the kids can go play outside and ride their bikes….

Texas, vote YES for Midwifery!

Bonus post this week! We helped Arkansas, we helped Virginia…now it’s time to help TEXAS pass a bill for autonomous CNM practice in the lonestar state! I’m from Texas and love me some lonestar state. My first exposure to midwives was at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX – it was my first job out of…

The State of Midwifery (Part 3): Advocate for Midwifery

Hello Monday 🙂 You snuck up like you do every weekend. The last topic in our series (Part 1 and Part 2 are here if you missed them!) on the State of Midwifery is applicable to everyone: ADVOCATE FOR MIDWIFERY. You can act on this simple idea from exactly where you are. VOGUE magazine said…

A Preconception Visit Tool

Helllooo Wednesday! We’re returning to our regular programming this week with the tool to accompany the Preconception Visit post from a few weeks ago. We’re working through the prenatal care visits from preconception to postpartum and this week wraps up preconception care! As I was scrolling the instagram, I came across the March of Dimes…

The State of Midwifery (Part 2): How to Bolster the Force

Hello hello! We’re continuing the State of the Midwifery series today and although this is a long, inspirational post, it’s definitely worth the time to read and share. As we chatted last week, it’s important to know statistics about the midwifery force and the barriers ahead for the profession (see the first post on the…

Friday Five (#33)

Yay Friday! Doesn’t this little guy just make you smile?! What a week though. We had another sick babe this week (the four year old this time) and all the things that come with trying to take a kid to see the pediatrician. Has anyone else had to hold down a toddler while they are…