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The World Didn’t End?!

Just a reminder to myself that I stepped away from my internet “duties” and the world kept right on spinning.  Good thing to keep in mind when the birth world gets a little hectic.

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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 [...]

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Midwifery Volunteers in Uganda

We finish the week with the Shanti Uganda Society. This is another organization that is willing to take students and those who are not already midwives. That’s right, an international volunteer organization that recognizes the value of a doula!  Check them out.

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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 [...]

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Oct 14th, 2011 Training

Food Allergies

I went to a conference recently because I wanted to attend the session on food allergies.  I like conferences, but sometimes they can be too similar to school.  This one was no exception, but the review was good. Anyway, what I wanted to share was some amazing advice from the physician who shared about allergies. [...]

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International Midwifery Opportunities

Today’s spotlight is on Mercy & Truth Medical Missions. This organization provides short term international opportunities for practitioners and students, and is willing  to work with your school to provide you with credit for your time.  They also have domestic volunteer opportunities in the Kansas office.  Check them out.

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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 [...]

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Oct 12th, 2011 Training

Midwives Volunteer in Haiti

Today’s volunteer focus is MamaBaby Haiti. This program is unique in that they are willing to do long term placements for experienced midwives, and short term placements for students.  Check them out and see if they are the right fit for you.  

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Apprenticeship

I wanted to take a minute to share a frustration I have.  When my direct entry sisters criticize nurse midwifery because it does not follow the apprenticeship model, I’m not sure they understand how nurse-midwives are trained. Nursing education is not like medical education.  There is classroom content, and there is clinical content, but these [...]

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Oct 11th, 2011 Paths

Midwife Volunteering in Mexico

Today’s midwife volunteer opportunity is in Mexico through CASA. CASA’s program is in a hospital, so this may not be for everyone. They only require three weeks for medical volunteers. Check them out and see if this is the right fit for you.

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