The perks of being a Midwife.

My hands smell of babies and milk. This is the world of a midwifery student and a nurse.

gracefullbirthing:

"Yesterday, I witnessed a miracle for the very first time. In fact, I’m still getting emotional when I remember mum seeing her daughter for the very first time! It was the most magical moment I have ever experienced, aside from having my own children. It is such an absolute pleasure and honor to share some of these images with you." By Amy Wood  — with Kirsten PenneyEllie WhittakerAmy Woodand Jordan Whittaker.

Amy Wood Photography, from her FB page.

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danza-fiore:

"There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it. So should we." -Ina May Gaskin

Writing my paper again. 

I have to get up at 6 am. 

I’m gonna hate myself for this tomorrow.

What do you use for umbilical cord stump care?

Alcohol, chlorhexidine, triple dye, nothing?

I’m really interested.

emt-monster:

nurse-on-duty:

Ectopia cordis

It’s a congenital malformation in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside of the thorax. The ectopic heart can be found along a spectrum of anatomical locations, including the neck, chest, or abdomen. In most cases, the heart protrudes outside the chest through a split sternum

emt-monster:

nurse-on-duty:

Ectopia cordis

It’s a congenital malformation in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside of the thorax. The ectopic heart can be found along a spectrum of anatomical locations, including the neck, chest, or abdomen. In most cases, the heart protrudes outside the chest through a split sternum

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Plans for the evening:

A bubble bath and the book: Placenta: The gift of life. 

Perfect ending of the day. 

Oh, and hot chocolate. Never forget hot chocolate. 

motherofthebees:

I wish you love and loads of baby dust on this, the holiday of fertility and reproduction.

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tedbunny:

Spiegel and Casseri: De formato foetu liber singularis

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zerostatereflex:

Fertilization

A beautifully done animation on how you became you.

See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.

From 300 or so million down to ONE.

YOU. MADE. IT.

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Dear weekend,

I’ve been waiting for us to meet again.