So my first day was last Thursday and what happens Wednesday night--sick! Major sinus issue. Perfect! Anyways, made it through Thursday and Friday and then spent Saturday in bed. My first full week has been very busy and thrown right into it. The doc that I am working with was in the office on Thursday and then left the country to visit family for this whole week. She deserves it but it was tough being the new kid by yourself. The office staff, MA's and RN's have been fabulous though, so no complaints.
My first challenge last week was sitting on the right side of my desk. I know it sounds stupid but it just didn't feel right. This doc has a beautiful office suite-not your typical drab medical office. My office is decent size, great desk, big comfy leather chair with a view to die for. Nurses don't get that. When I came in the beginning of the week to move some stuff in and organize some paperwork I sat in the two chairs on the side of the desk where the patient's would sit. That leather chair felt like it should be for someone else--someone way more important. I did this for three days. I think both her and the office staff were probably thinking --what's up with the midwife?? So this week I sat in the chair. I finished some charts. I drank my coffee and gazed out at the awesome view. I am slowly coming to the realization that I can enjoy the benefits of my new job and still be the nurse I am.
I am a new CNM(Previous life = labor and delivery RN for 17 years. I will be joining a practice where I will be the only midwife. I will also be the only midwife at the hospital where I will be with birthing women.--Yes, I am the Lonely Midwife. I live with lonely husband and our six neglected children. This blog is meant to chronicle my struggles and triumphs as I try to offer midwifery care to women in a medical environment. Nothing on this blog should be construed as medical advice. Please see your midwife. Any story here has been somewhat changed to protect identity and not violate any federal laws--just what I don't need.