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AtYourCervix Patient Expert

local, Pennsylvania
I currently work in a very large teaching hospital in the labor and delivery unit, as a registered nurse. I maintain patient privacy by changing details in stories that I post.
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First solo call shift by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I had my first solo 24 hour call shift this week --- I had 2 vaginal births, plus I assisted the MD at a vacuum vaginal birth.  I had a bunch of triages, and several phone t ... Read on »
New year, new beginnings by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Happy new year everyone!  Here's to 2014!! I start solo call time this week, without a 2nd CNM to back me up.  A bit nervous and excited to be on my "own"!  Of co ... Read on »
A synopsis of office days by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Hi everyone! I've been busy, working a solid 5 days/week as a CNM, and loving it!  Doesn't leave much time to devote to blog entries. I have met amazing women as a CNM ... Read on »
2 births so far! by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I've caught two babies as a new CNM this week :-) Both were easy multips who pushed very minimally to birth their babies.  In the words of one of my attending physicians ... Read on »
Can I have a shiny new pager with that? by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health And so it begins.........hospital call.  One phone call from the other CNM so far. No babies brewing yet. 1. Get ID badge activated to open the doors on the women's un ... Read on »
ya'll tired of turkey yet? by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I know I am!  I only made a small turkey for the family this year (14 lbs), and I'm tired of leftovers already. How many ways can one eat turkey? 1. The original turke ... Read on »
Hospital call by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I start hospital call time next week!  I'm so excited!!  I haven't caught a baby since........oh my, I can't remember!  As a student midwife, my last catch was in February 2 ... Read on »
Middle of month two by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I'm in the middle of month two as a new CNM.  Still only doing five office days each week.  A cushy Mon to Fri, 8-5 type of position.  Pretty cool, huh?  I am hoping to be s ... Read on »
I must have more patience with myself by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have now completed three full weeks in the office as a new CNM.  Needless to say, it has definitely been a steep learning curve -- and I continue to learn new things every ... Read on »
Week one as a CNM (office) by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Well, I survived week one in the office as a new CNM!  To sum up my week: I have learned so much, and still have much, much more to learn! Days 1 and 2 - saw ... Read on »
Cord blood banking by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Let's talk about cord blood banking -- would you do it?  Have you done it?  Would you do it again with future children?  Have you known anyone who actually used the banked c ... Read on »
All set and ready to go! by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Whoa.....this midwifery life has just gotten real.  I am credentialed, insured, and all scheduled and ready to rock and roll. AtYourCervix starts office hours in less th ... Read on »
Counting down the shifts by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I only have six shifts left on labor and delivery as an RN.  I'm so sad to have to say goodbye to my fabulous nursing, midwifery, and medicine colleagues! Unfortu ... Read on »
Paperwork? Yes. by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Paperwork I have filled out thus far (much of it is the same info, different companies/places) Locum tenens company: about 12 pages, plus oodles of supporting documents (di ... Read on »
First CNM position! by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have accepted a CNM position in an MD/CNM collaborative practice!  Start date.....more than likely several months away.  Why so long?  To sum it up in one word: credential ... Read on »
A CNM position? Possibly. by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I had a very long interview process with a small, but very busy group practice (MD/CNM).  There are definite pros and cons (as with any position, anywhere), so I have much t ... Read on »
Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital Changes by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I am LOVING the changes that were implemented in the past year as we grow to becoming more Mother-Baby Friendly! ALL babies go skin to skin from birth with mom at vaginal ... Read on »
How will Obamacare change health care on Oct 1, 2013? by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I am pondering just how Obamacare changes are going to change different aspects of healthcare, starting Oct 1, 2013. 1. How will this change my own healthcare insurance c ... Read on »
Building relationships by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I love it when I bond well with a patient when I'm on L&D.  I've had several lately that really stand out in my mind, and let me just say -- not all of them felt super warm ... Read on »
Still job searching by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I am excited to say that I finally have my PA state CNM license!  Oh the hoops one has to jump through to get a license.  Other than the whole educational process, that is. ... Read on »