Catching the Placenta
I know it’s been a while since I’ve written, but it’s been an incredibly busy few weeks. Let’s just say I’ve had some wonderful experiences.
Chris joined me in Ukiah for some R&R after he finished summer school a few weeks ago. He had some time to chill in the apartment and catch up on his favorite television shows. It was much needed. I needed him here, too. It was nice for me to have him see my other home away from home. Luckily, we didn’t have any births that week, so I was able to be with him in the evenings.
We’ve had a few births since the last time I wrote and each one was more experience for me. At this last birth, I was given the opportunity to catch the placenta, clamp the umbilical cord, and give the baby his Vitamin K shot. Today I did a blood draw and got that vein on the first try. To gain confidence and skill I must take the bull by the horns, right? Well…every chance I get, that’s what I’m doing.
I will soon be taking a break from the birth center life to finish up my own clients in Monterey for 2017. I have such a busy doula practice that it’s too hard for me to keep going back and forth. It currently looks like I will not be taking doula clients for 2018. My goal is to be back in Ukiah for my Primary phase in January 2018. I have no doubt that I will get there.
I hope to have time soon to update you on my many adventures here in Ukiah the last three months. While I haven’t had time to do much traveling around the area, I look forward to sharing my insights about the locale, the people, the food, and yes, the weed and the wine.