Saturday, September 19, 2020

My Journey to Midwifery

I often wonder if I chose midwifery or if midwifery chose me. There is no doubt that my journey to midwifery began with my Mexican abuela (grandmother). I am a first-generation Mexican-American and the first...

Teen Sex Ed in Rural Haiti

Introduction This article describes the experiences of a midwife and retired nursing professor, a labor and delivery registered nurse (RN), and a family medicine physician working together to provide sexual health education...

Living on the Edge of a Volcano

It all started on May 3, 2018, during our quarterly childbirth class. I had several pregnant women and their partners that night, all sitting quietly in their newly learned relaxation positions...

After All These Years, I Still Love It

My day starts at 5 AM, when I go out for a run to relax and think. I arrive at hospital at 7:30 AM, where nurses greet me with a chorus of...

Birthing in the Time of Corona

Tears accompany the layers between us...  how rude to our psyches this new birthing is. The masks, shields, filters... earnestly muting our fullest expressions. It’s a...