i'm waiting for the heat to start bringing these babies.
but i'm thankful they have been gentle. We finally found a place to live. Tomorrow g and I are signing the lease on our very first home together.
After ten years.
Currently we are camped out in a midwife friend's house in west Seattle. I'm on call for the birth centre. Second student call. This I'm so content with right now. Having three other students starting a new practice is brilliant and is making this transition much smoother.
I need to relax though. I'm losing my shit through all this change.
I haven't posted too much if at all about it but seven weeks ago I married the love of my life. My soulmate. My partner in nefarious times.
I'm so excited about our life together. What it will bring. Curious of how this will challenge me after living independently so many years.
This next ten months.
Living with g in Seattle.
My final midwifery placement at a high volume birth centre.
Starting new. From nothing. From love.
birth student midwife midwifery homebirth childbirth cpm symposium feminism life of a student midwife love new adventures new beginnings power of women becoming a mother birthwise midwifery school cesarean doula empowerment maternity care midwife midwives new life pregnancy public health starting over student midwife to midwife Placenta crafting VBAC acceptance birth center communication death empowering birth excitement fear growing growth health policy internationally trained midwives canada labour induction med-wives midwifery regulations midwives as primary healthcare providers moving forward personal growth prenatal yoga resolutions struggles and challenges the end is nigh transitions CPM DOR HR 1054 MAMA campaign MANA MMBP PROM Placenta Libertation Front Rowan Bailey SlutWalk Suturing activism anais nin ann sexton arizona arizona midwifery augmentation and epidurals awe babymoon inn baptism by fire being on call birth centre birth positions birthwise breastfeeding c/s canada canadian midwifery cancer catching babies changes christmas eats on feets elements family foucault future midwives alliance gender identity graduation grieving having to plan for the future health promotion herbs hospital birth hypnobirthing insomnia joy joys of birth language language of birth learning licensed midwives losing my shit midwifery education midwives as a political decision mother's day mother-baby connection movie night moving to canada multi-jurisdictional midwifery bridging program natural midwife new years resolutions overcoming depression packages in the mail phoenix placenta postpartum postpartum depression power powerful births prelabour/premature rupture of membranes racism rape regina reproductive rights roots saskatchewan midwifery self love self realization sensorship sounds of birth standard-of-care statistics stillbirth student midwife hell tending fires third stage traditional midwifery transition ultrasound uterus waiting for babies washington state midwifery water birth white privilege women's health yoga