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Monday, March 19, 2007

High time for spring thoughts

All the applications are in and it is time for short lists and selection. Prospective midwifery students are stalking their mailboxes and I can't help but feel the anxiety with them. That was me last year. It's hard to believe this blog has been up for over a year now (mind you it is the first time I blog in 2007...) And it is even funnier to think that this first year in midwifery school will be over in less than a month. I don't know where to start with a new post since it has been so long, but I thought I should post something. This semester has been much more relaxed than the last one and I really can't wait to start next September again. I will be back in my hometown this summer working as a doula and I am very greatful for that. I want to be with women again. I miss it. I miss that primal connection and the intensity of the intimate moments.


  • At 12:19 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm glad you're doing well!

  • At 12:48 a.m., Blogger Marie said…

    As a student nurse who plans to go on to midwifery, I just had to link your blog to my blog. I hope that's OK. Also, you mentioned in one post that you'd advise future midwives to become doulas first. I hope some day when you have time you can elaborate on this subject, especially about training, licensure and malpractice issues. Love your blog!

  • At 2:31 a.m., Blogger Birthyourway said…

    Hi Sarah,
    Thank you! I am glad I am doing well too! Last semester was a little bit insane, this one was much more relaxed.

    I hope you are well too!

  • At 2:35 a.m., Blogger Birthyourway said…

    Hi Marie,
    I've been wanting to blog again lately but don't know where to start, so maybe I can start by answering your question. Thank you for linking to me, it's great to share this space. Good luck on your journey into midwifery!

  • At 2:16 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Your last blog scared the hell out of me and Iwas quite grateful for this one.

    I'll be attending Laurentian's Midwifery Program in September and am extremely excited and slighlty petrified all at the same time. The idea of course work doesn't bother me too much but having to write exams again is making me nervous.

    Thanks for the blog it is very interesting.



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