Category «Jennifer’s Personal Notes»

HIV and Pregnancy

My clinical time this semester has been at an HIV clinic.  I finished my last “official” day at the HIV clinic today.  I still have two optional days I plan to go, and I cannot believe how much I learned through this clinical.  I started thinking I just needed to get an understanding of what …

Assessment Skills

A midwife is ONLY as good as her ability to assess what is really going on with the mother.  I am having fun today working on improving my assessment skills – both hands on and in multiple choice format (remember, I have my competency test coming up). I found a fabulous resource for all those …

Semester Winding Down

I almost feel like I should apologize to you, dear readers.  I have been somewhat absent for the last few months.  I confess to a terrible thing  – I took 22 credits this semester.  It wasn’t even because I had some need to take a bunch of classes to graduate on time.  I was simply interested in …

End of the Semester

Today I have my first day of rest in months. I have no homework, no papers, no tests, nothing to do.  But not really. I still have two days at the hospital this week, and I need to prepare. I need to update the website and prepare my business accounts for the end of the …

Semester Nearly Ended

I wish I could tell you that I was excited about the semester being nearly over, but honestly I’m not.  I have one last paper to write (an issue brief on suggested policy change for midwifery) and two exams, so the workload is not a big deal.  It is the clinical time that is overwhelming …

Unplugging

So last night I couldn’t sleep.  I have a few busy weeks coming up and my mind would not let go of all the work I need to do.  I hate nights like that, when I am so tired but my body will not fall asleep. Needless to say, I am finding it hard to …

Memorizing Medications

Sometimes I think I must be really smart.  I understand so much, I have learned so much. Then, I have to prescribe a medication and I realize I’m not quite as brilliant as I would like to be. I wish I knew why medications were so hard for me, but I don’t.  There are just …

Certified Educator, Again?

I think sometimes I must be a glutton for punishment.  There can be no other explanation.  This summer, while assisting a friend at a doula training in Nairobi, we talked about the things we have done, and the things we plan to do.  As we talked I realized how important some things look on a …