Jennifer's Personal Notes

Thinking in the “semester”

As you probably know, my midwifery program is housed through a University. This means my classes follow the standard schedule of the semester. It takes me about three days to get fully organized so I feel ready to begin studying and learning.

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Showing What You Know

Today is the first day of classes for the semester, and in the process of course orientation I learned the clinical experience is intended to provide me with a specific number of a handful of tasks.  I should have figured this out

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Heart Tones

Clinical (also called apprenticeship or mentoring) is the way a midwife learns her skills. It is where you interact with families, practicing the hands on task you have been taught to do and learning how to think like a midwife.  This is all

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Of Ice and Storms

Second semester of midwifery school has begun, but not really.  The ice in Atlanta has made travel dangerous so the city is effectively closed. Gives me a few days to finish preparing myself for the work of a semester. I underestimated the

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Technology can be my friend

I have been forgetting to tell the blog to accept posts from my phone. But I have it set up now and this can make it easier to keep everything updated. Well, except I hate typing on a phone. “my phone will

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Of Hot Cocoa and Pajamas

I wisely signed up for a class being held the week before school starts.  Two credits towards my MPH in 5 days on a topic I find interesting, bring it on. As I finished up my last minute projects on Friday I

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Final Exams

I have been trying to get ready for final exams to begin next week.  Not terribly traumatic for me, just time consuming.  Anyway, I had to take a quiz tonight – and I had studied, dutifully prepared.  I even spent 45 minutes

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Apartment Birthing

This was originally posted on Jun 6, 2010 on the blog I destroyed.  This is the article I was talking about yesterday. I still don’t feel like it is “home,” but my family has survived the move and is settled into our new apartment.  Over the

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Juggling life with technology

I wanted to share a few secrets I have for managing such a complicated life.  Some of them may help you manage the chaos that comes with birth related work.  But as with any technology, choose wisely.  What seems like a blessing

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First Day of School

I’m writing during a break in my first day of school.  So far so good.  I’ve completed the pre-readings for the nursing school and so am not starting behind, which makes a big difference. Not as good on the public health front.