What I feel must be said today and that which is of utmost importance, is that of the needs for midwives in the Philippines and specifically in a sleepy little town in the mountains. The clinic in Bugnay is not fully operating currently as you may recall from previous posting here or on Facebook. The … More The need is real, the need is great.
I entered a contest several months back, I didn’t win, but the point for me anyway was to raise awareness and tell my story. That is, the story of why and how I became a midwife. The organization Future Midwives is who had the contest, and they just today reposted the story on their blog … More Re-telling the story
Originally posted on gthemidwife:
by Crystal Meeks The other day I met an elderly lady in her 70s from Bugnay who explained to me how times are changing. Old lady in Bugnay with Zion. ? She said in her day, the women were strong and they would give birth in the rice fields, tie the…
Originally posted on gthemidwife:
Did that title get your attention? I hope so! The truth is that our sister clinic in the village of Bugnay is the difference between life and death for many in the remote mountains of Tinglayan, Kalinga. Have you heard the story about the baby that suddenly stopped breathing? ? The…
Originally posted on oddnygumaer.com:
I am going to convince some 40 youth that missions is cool. Before that I am also going to convince my family to do the house cleaning for me. I am not sure which challenge is bigger. It is possible that I will wake up tomorrow feeling like both my…
This thing is happening…. I’m giving it the ‘old college try’ at any rate. For those of you that are either too young to understand that phrase or come from a geographic region where its usage is nonexistent, let me elaborate; Merriam Webster’s definition of the phrase; ‘old college try’: a zealous all-out effort. The ‘thing’ I’m … More A Life Worth Saving
I’d like to thank the academy… After two years of pursuit; studying, researching, sleepless nights of labor and postpartum watches, traveling to the Philippines and back…twice, from east coast to west coast and back again, and then once more for my board exam……I am happy to announce that in late October I sat that board … More The Results are in….The Journey Continues!!
I am buried under flashcards, old assignments, practice quizzes and exams, along with a few of the heftier text books in my possession. So, while blogging is on my list, it is not at the top of the list. However, I hope to have some exciting news to share in the coming weeks so keep … More National Midwifery Week and International Day of the Girl
This post is a bit more pragmatic in its content than previous posts, one that will be asking for a response from the reader. It is an overview of the plan and purposes for my becoming a midwife. A bullet point format with an inquiry and invitation to each of you. Though deciding how I … More The What, Why, and ahem….How much
When I was in Tabuk, Philippines this past summer I had an opportunity to visit the sister clinic 4 hrs away in a small mountain town that serves the local townspeople and nearby villagers across the river. My housemate Chel accompanied me and was an excellent tour guide. We road ‘top load’ both ways enjoying the sights from … More More than a weekend getaway