internship at birth center

with fellow midwives, outside MLL

with fellow midwives, outside MLL

 

i spent the last 4 months here at Maternidad La Luz, a high volume birth center on the border of El Paso and Juárez, working as a student midwife.  under supervision i provided complete primary care including prenatal, birth, and postpartum services.  the schedule involved 24-hour clinical shifts every third day (sometimes every other day), and classes, peer reviews, and meetings in between.  along with the challenges of staying up all day and all night, i humbly learned the lessons of birth, studied midwifery academically, and spoke to all the clients in Spanish.  well, i did my best anyway.  🙂

first day of work

first day of work - tired from the long roadtrip, but at least i found some cute scrubs...

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Sunday, June 15, 2008. Tags: , . midwifery, song. Leave a comment.

raw fast

raw fast (food)

raw fast (food)

after whacking my back out of alignment by falling down the birthcenter stairs, i took a week to stay in, get chiropractic adjustments, and do a cleansing fast.  my lunch on this day was a brilliant array of colorful produce, and i even ate the raw rhubarb and raw dinosaur kale with surprising gusto.  what a pretty plate of food.  my housemate jessica thought so too, so much so that she didn’t even blink an eye when i began photographing it.

Sunday, June 1, 2008. Tags: . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.