[Friday Wrap Up]: 4

Second round of midterms are approaching on Tuesday. Bones, joints, and muscles.  Not so much names of bones and muscles (that’s in lab), but function. Soo. Much. Information.  It’s all interesting, but there’s not enough hours in the day.

I am looking forward to my volunteer shift at the Planned Parenthood clinic tomorrow, though–even if it means I’m gone most of the day.  I serve as a Patient Support advocate, accompanying women through their abortions.  It’s like being an abortion doula, except they don’t call it that. It’s been almost a month since my last shift, and I miss it.  The providers, many of whom are FNP’s and CNM’s are amazing, and I always leave with a renewed sense of passion and commitment for this path of full spectrum midwifery and women’s health.

Unrelated…a friend in nursing school shared the website for an amazing org in Mexico, Mujeres Aliadas.  This is really exciting stuff.  To be added to my list of possible international travel options, for sure.

Also, super excited about the local midwifery study group that I’ve been invited to join.  It’s a small group of mostly aspiring home birth midwives, but they’re letting me in anyway.  The first meeting’s in a week, and we’re going to be talking about physical assessments.  I’m beyond ridiculously excited, and have been looking at stethoscopes tonight instead of studying the physiology of muscle contractions.

And, this student midwife blog.  I can’t stop reading.

Is it dorky to be so excited about my first stethoscope?

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