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Just Breathe

by Sarah Darby, CNM, reposted with permission from Meandering Midwife "If I get it all down on paper, it's no longer inside of me, Threatening the life it belongs to" ~Anna Nalick It's the eve of my birthday. I am pensive today, feeling quiet and somewhat withdrawn. It's not the aging that is nagging at my's the history. I am sitting here thinking of my mother and wondering if 37 years ago today she was having signs of my impending arrival. I wonder what was going through her m...

Posted 1/23/2012 11:59:46 AM

Sharing Our Strength

by Nancy Jo Reedy, CNM, MPH, FACNM Recently, a conversation about self-care on the ACNM clinical management listserv provided some food for thought. What do we need to do to take care of ourselves so that we can be positive, contributing, and effective midwives? How do we care for ourselves and each other? Do we not have a responsibility to strengthen each of us in our areas of practice? I believe a midwife is always and forever a midwife. No matter where she/he is working—health department...

Posted 1/17/2012 12:55:04 PM

Pearls from the First Year: Be Water

by Guest Blogger Aubre Tompkins, CNM Aubre Tompkins, CNM, is beginning her second year as a midwife. She has been guest blogging about the lessons she’s learned during her first year in a series for ACNM. Check out her first three posts here: Pearls #1 and #2: Remember to Breathe, and Listen Pearl #3: Emotions are Healthy Pearl #4: Be Humble When you’re starting out, it can take time to get your “midwife legs,” and develop your own personal way of doing things. You can and will choose bits ...

Posted 1/3/2012 1:04:26 PM



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