Topics

Join our e-Mailing List

Archive

Archives

Archive for January, 2011

Start Up Funds

It is tax time here in the US, and for many families that means making decisions about how to spend their tax refund. If you were thinking of using yours to start your training or your business, I want to encouarge you to do two things. First, be sure you know how much you will […]

Comments Off

Jan 31st, 2011 Finances

My Favorite Sites

I am always amazed at how many readers are not aware of the wide amounts of information available on the main website.  It isn’t a terribly big deal to me, but I do want you to know what you have access to. Today I want to focus your attention to the Natural Childbirth Directory. If […]

Comments Off

Little Victories

I wish that all my readers could meet me personally, because I think sometimes you have given me more credit than I deserve.  Case in point, readers often think I exude confidence.  I don’t.  I have confidence in the data, in the facts, in the things I know that are true.  But to be confident […]

Comments Off

Jan 27th, 2011 Training

Why being a doula rocks!

Today we had our class on the management of the normal labor. We talked about the cardinal movements, the natural progression and stages of labor, how to know when to do cervical checks and how to determine if a woman was actually in labor. We even talked about how to “catch” a baby. In our […]

Comments Off

Jan 25th, 2011 Paths

Childbirth Conferences Updated

I’ve updated the Childbirth Conferences Calendar. It has all the pregnancy and birth related conferences I could remember and find during the update. This time I got a bit more tech-savvy.  I made it a Google Calendar so you can search by the calendar view and if you find a conference that appeals to you […]

Comments Off

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.  I want to share with you what I do to organize because these […]

Comments Off

Jan 20th, 2011 Training

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 last semester since the instructor keeps saying we need to think in terms […]

Comments Off

Jan 18th, 2011 Training

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 done under the guidance of a well-experienced midwife. I love my clinical placement. […]

Comments Off

Jan 15th, 2011 Training

Birth and Taxes

It’s that time of year again. Time to roll out your income and expense sheets and start getting your tax information ready. This year will be a new experience for me.  I’ll be filing in a new state and as a different business entity.  I’m not sure about all the issues I’ll need to understand, […]

Comments Off

Jan 14th, 2011 Finances

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 amount of work it would be to complete the MPH and the MSN […]

Comments Off

Next Page »