Team Sethifer

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New York, NY, United States
We been settling into our new apartment and life here in Harlem since March. Seth rides his bike down the west side of Manhattan to school, work and volunteering. I take the train to North Central Bronx Hospital for work. My first job as a midwife is so rewarding. Seth applies to DPT schools this fall. We love it here - come visit us, we have room for you!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Well well well, where to start? Since my last posting in January ...

In March Seth and I moved and settled into our new spot in Harlem. We love it! 3rd floor of a classic brownstone, with a living room view of Alexander Hamilton's historic home and St Nicholas Park. Great light and good neighborhood. The cross breeze has certainly saved us this summer in NYC! Please come visit us, we have a sleeper sofa and plenty of room (for a NYC apartment).

I started my first job as a midwife with the Midwifery Practice at North Central Bronx Hospital. My commute is only 30 mins by train and I work with a group of excellent, experienced and generous midwives and obstetricians. We boast the lowest c-section rate in the entire state of NY at 17.2% for 2006. Neighboring Columbia Presbyterian Hospital has a section rate approaching 40%, a crime, I say! Anyway ... I can not say enough about how much I love my job and how grateful I am to the midwives that have taken me on as a new graduate and are seasoning me in the most challenging and yet supportive way possible. The job is intense to say the least, but SO rewarding.

Seth has added a part time job working as a physical therapy assistant to his long list of weekly duties, but still manages to find the occasional free moment to get outdoors and play on rocks, etc. He is taking a full load of classes at BMCC in Tribeca and is also volunteering in Beth Israel Hospital's PT department. He rides his bike down the west side of Manhattan and can get just about anywhere in a half hour.

We been lucky enough to enjoy delicious fruits and vegetables this year from our CSA ( - we are able to pick up our share from the farm nearby, just down on 116th St in Harlem. Lots of tomatoes these days - we've really had to get creative in the kitchen!