I’m Amy, a doula, size advocate and future midwife. I've recently graduated from nursing school, and am preparing to take the N-CLEX, the national nursing licensing exam.
My posts here range from 101 posts about women’s health care, midwifery, doula care, Health at Every Size® and size advocacy, to plus size shopping tips (challenging in the best of times), as well as posts about what I’m currently learning, scholastically or in the wild.
Amy as an Author
You know how some people write for pleasure? They keep journals, and write short stories or novels or poems for fun? They participate in NaNoWriMo for kicks? Yeah, I know those people, and I love them. I am not one of those people.
One of the things I want to do most here is my research posts. I think it is really important to understand why different medical professionals recommend different courses of care. Academic, peer-reviewed study is a big piece of understanding why we structure medical care the way we do. It is also the best way to factually understand why and how we should change things to consistently provide better care.
But keep in mind I am not quite a nurse yet. Even then, I won't inherently be your nurse or your midwife, and nothing I write should be construed as medical advice. Clearly, some of this is a legal disclaimer, but it is also as an ethical one.
You need to know that there is a lot of skewed information out there, even in smart places like academic journals. I wholeheartedly trust the resources I use. I will never publish anything I’m not prepared to stand behind. I want to keep this site as a portfolio of trust-worthy, backed up information so that people can trust the information I present. However, as is the nature in any field, I am bound to be wrong eventually.
Anything I say here needs to be verified. Please, check out my sources, and check out people who disagree with what I say. Check with your medical professional before making any personal decisions.
I love to learn, so please feel free to send me studies, articles, and information, especially if you find it in opposition to what I write here.