5 Most Popular “Women Ask Wednesdays”

Well hello! On Wednesdays, we try to focus on some good ol’ education. I call these posts “Women Ask Wednesday” and the topics come from a variety of situations – a journal I read, a friend’s birth, a conversation with a patient – you name it, it can spark a post! But these also tend…

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 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…

The State of Midwifery (2021)

Last year I did a small mini series on the state of midwifery in the United States and the obstacles ahead for the profession. It wasn’t meant to start a spirited debate, but to bring to light facts and numbers that speak for themselves. It is only when we all acknowledge the facts that we…

The Preconception Visit

Hello hello! I am so excited to dive into this series. If you guys didn’t know, midwives aren’t perfect. I like to think we’re pretty awesome but we definitely forget to tell you something in your clinic visits! The other way I think about it is this: we have so much to tell you there’s…

Abby’s birth story

Happy day to you! The icicles started to MELT in Alaska this weekend – it was amazing. It’s a huge tease to me that break-up season is on the horizon. For those that don’t know, we get so much snow and ice in Alaska that it takes almost the entire month of April for it…