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From the Fountain

What is the fountain from which we all draw? It could not be an individual system that supplies each one of us. If it were only within ourselves, we would be left without options for renewal, for nourishment in drought, for reinforcement when others come to us in need of sharing. With only one fountain, […]

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this moment

 . . . . . . . . {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the day, week, or year. Would love to see a photo capturing something memorable from your week!

Garnering trust

Already today I have caught two babies (with four more on the horizon) after incredibly different labors and support teams and maternal confidence. During the first labor, and two hours of tour-de-force pushing, trusty nurses came in and out of the room, reporting to me that I had “doubters” in the group of doctors sitting at […]

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Monthly chai date

July into August has felt all about time. Sun-lit time decreasing here in the Midwest. Summertime dwindling and already speckled with glimpses of autumn. Time-sensitive deadlines. Timely occurrences. But with my vacation last week and today’s re-entry, hopefully my focus on time dwindles, so that I am able to focus on self care, reflect on […]

Feminism

We reproductive justice bloggers are many

To blog in healthcare and reproductive justice is to open oneself to emotion, community, and a deeper understanding of our work and passion. It also opens the writer to critique, feedback (positive and negative), and tenuous anonymity given active roles of public service and activism. Bloggers in this field are brave, insightful, and speak to […]

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Feminist Worker Profiles – Leah Rashidyan

Feminist reproductive health work necessitates community. Meet those who define themselves as feminist midwives, feminist nurses, feminist writers, feminist doulas, feminist students, and many others! To participate as a Feminist Worker, fill out this survey. This series is based on the Radical Doula profile series by the incredible Miriam Zoila Pérez: find the Radical Doula profiles here. Leah […]

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Midwifery

Questioning the routine pelvic exam

Today the American Academy of Physicians released a new practice guideline detailing a rationale to stop performing routine pelvic exams on asymptomatic women. Screening Pelvic Examination in Adult Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Recommendations:  “…The current evidence shows that harms outweigh any demonstrated benefits associated with the screening pelvic […]

We reproductive justice bloggers are many

To blog in healthcare and reproductive justice is to open oneself to emotion, community, and a deeper understanding of our work and passion. It also opens the writer to critique, feedback (positive and negative), and tenuous anonymity given active roles of public service and activism. Bloggers in this field are brave, insightful, and speak to […]

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