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The Latent Phase: Landing It

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MS After the last entry’s list of job hunting strategies, are you ready with a list of postings? Does performance anxiety have you stuck at an open draft email screen with a blinking cursor? Here are the next steps to getting your first (or next) midwifery job. Applying When it comes to applying for midwifery jobs, competition is fierce. Your cover letter and resume market and advertise the things that set you apart from the rest of the pool, so spend lots of ...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 3/29/2013 10:21:38 AM

The Latent Phase: Finding your Dream Job

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN As with all things in midwifery practice, the search for the first, or the next, midwifery job must be holistic: keep in mind life’s logistics, economic demands, and the needs of your soul. What kind of midwife do you want to be? Can you do that in any practice model, or do you need one particular environment in which to practice? Is the place where you attend birth most important, be it home or birth center or hospital? Are your fellow midwives the bread and b...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 3/15/2013 6:29:07 PM

Learning in Stride: Space, Place, and Histories

There are only so many rooms. By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN In every clinic, in every hospital, in every birth center, in every home. There are only so many rooms. A history exists in each one, layered by each moment working with women, caring for women, and being a midwife. We spend the majority of our time providing for the people in our care, and perhaps do not also consider the space, its history, and its impact on our work. I attend birth at a community hospital. Overworked, underp...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 3/1/2013 12:26:57 PM



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