but seriously guys if you haven’t tried Stila stay-all-day liquid lipstick, you should think about it.
having coffee with coconut oil and milk today. Every nutrition class I take ends up changing my diet more. Despite Dr. I’s strong belief that it’s disgusting, I found it surprisingly pleasant. As a bonus, breakfast is more filling even if it’s just two cups of coffee and some strawberries.
I don’t want to talk to Jesus tonight! You take Jesus Christ off of the contact book! I will not answer the phone if he calls.
a pre-lent gem from the psych ward.
My prof just gave a hint to a question that the answer would be a botanical traditionally used for snake bite. I answered wrong because I immediately thought of three snake bite plants and picked the wrong one.
So the moral of the story is: Use a latex condom unless you know who everyone’s having sex with.
Dr. Z preaching the truth and then immediately following up with “of course, people don’t use them, no one likes them, and that’s why chlamydia happens so often”
The coffee/ lunch stand doesn’t open until 9am. Which is ludicrous, because really, who waits until 9 to start drinking coffee?
The bookstore has a K-cup system with *shudder* shelf stable creamers.
I gotta do something different. I can’t keep drinking zenoestrogens, sodium triphosphate, and carageenans. Seriously, school. Why bother educating us about these things if that’s the way it’s going to be on campus?
I just need 5 or 6 other students to go in on a coffee machine, beans, a bean grinder, and organic grass fed cream to keep in the student lounge.
And, of course, people still smoke. It’s 2014, that’s just ridiculous
Dr. I on risk factors. I guess he’s never worked in the restaurant industry!
robot-mama asked: How does it work if you see a naturopath while you're pregnant? Do you have to see an OB? What do you do when it comes time for delivery? Just curious.
- Not all naturopaths are midwives. I would say 99% of NDs haven’t gone through the midwifery program and therefore are uncomfortable using basically anything to treat a pregnant woman with. True story and part of my motivation for going through the program- even if I don’t do births I’ll be way more confident and comfy treating common complaints of pregnancy.
- But if your area I could probably hunt someone up. My MSOM/acupuncturist is from where you are at so she knows all the peeps.
- Essentially, this is how it works if you’re seeing an ND midwife- A true story that I’ve witnessed many times with my preceptor. You’re seeing the doc beforehand as primary care. Your health improves dramatically. Boom! Pregnancy! Doctor congratulates you, draws all the lab work, and continues to see you throughout your entire pregnancy. She (there’s like two ND midwives who are male) treats all of your minor complaints of pregnancy that your conventional doc would tell you are just part of pregnancy, like leg cramps (magnesium/calcium deficiency) and PUPPS (liver is bogged down with hormones, get the liver working better). As long as you continue to be low risk- no insulin controlled diabetes, no preeclampsia, etc etc,- the midwife asks you where you want to deliver. Some ND midwifes are also CNMs who can deliver in hospital. There are few and far between birth centers. Most deliveries happen at home.
- No need for an OB unless some complication comes up. We often have a backup OB to call, but I’d say the majority of pregnancies we don’t need them.
- I’m actually doing sonography training too so I’ll be able to do in-office general level ultrasounds, biophysical profiles, and non-stress tests. So you don’t even need to go to an imaging center if you’re seeing me or a single other set of ND midwives. It’s not generally something NDs do but it’s super awesome to offer. One of our birth centers has an ultrasound machine there in case presentation needs to be confirmed for some reason.
- Anyway, you go into labor and call your ND. They come to your house, bringing along oxygen, IV supplies, suture kits, neonatal resuscitation kits, hemorrhage meds and all the other stuff to deal with immediate problems and standard of care at home.
- Don’t forget that they’ve done 50-100 births with a mentor before they’re allowed to call themselves a midwife, which is way more than most programs.
- And we’re all nationally Neonatal Resuscitation Program certified, re-qualifying every two years. Here we actually do it up on the hill with the NICU nurses. I can intubate a neonate in 20 seconds.
- But we’re also trained to essentially sit on our hands, so you labor in peace, for as long as your labor is naturally progressing. No unnecessary interventions.
- Bonus: we can do vacuum deliveries, have tons of position training, and do better patient education. We transport to a hospital when necessary, and we are very well trained in recognizing problematic labor patterns and other transport reasons.
- We follow your birth plan, which in our circles is generally an unmedicated (we don’t do pain relief meds), immediate skin to skin, beautiful thing. Gorgeous birth occurs!
- Then, since we’re primary care docs with (often) specialty focus in women’s health and pediatrics, we do your postpartum care and the infant’s care.
- Bonus, most of us are also lactation consultants and doulas.
- Most of us also have children, so we know how it is to be on the other side of the desk.
- Then the annuals and the well baby visits and the partner’s primary health concerns.
- Essentially until your baby gets pregnant/gets someone pregnant and repeats the process, usually with us.
Tl;dr= it’s more like Call the Midwife with updated technology and methods. Also we drive cars, not bicycles.
True story, with bonus links to actual studies. It’s essentially a tl;dr of nearly an entire quarter of nutrition class, so if you missed out, catch up!