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GR ADUAT I ON
POST-GRADUATE
CERTIFICATE
CANDIDATES
" I'd been noticing that a lot of my patients
had been coming in and saying: What
should I eat? Or: I've been throwing up;
is my baby OK? " So she conceived the
cookbook idea to answer those questions
and more.
The book will look at dietary needs for each
trimester, from calories to recommended
percentage of nutrients, such as protein
and fat. And it will offer " really accessible,
easy recipes " that fulfill those needs, said
Dengah, who hopes to publish this spring.
Next up, Dengah wants to write a birthing
book on the mind/body aspect of birthing
and become an Instagram presence that
educates the public about her profession,
she said.
" When you are called to midwifery, I feel like
it's, at least for me, a responsibility to leave
the profession better than you found it. "
HER DREAM FULFILLED, BRINGING
HER FULL-CIRCLE
Dengah's active personal life also
outpaces many people's, with singing
backup for local musicians, hosting a
TV adventure show, rock-climbing for
sport and working as a ring girl for the
national MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) all on
her résumé.
Some of her stress-relieving outside gigs
were taken away by pandemic shutdowns,
including the MMA job, inspiring her to
" hang up my bikini, " she said with a laugh.
On a sad note, Dengah also lost her longtime
climbing partner to a non-climbing
tragic accident two years ago, stealing
her main form of meditation during
graduate school. " It's been really hard
during COVID to find any partners, " she
said, adding that surviving without her
meditative sport was not easy.
" I was pretty much a ball of stress. It was a
big eye-opener for me, like: I do need this
in my life. This is my big stress-reliever,
and I wasn't replenishing my cup. It was
an important cautionary tale: Make sure
you don't neglect the things that make
you feel centered and make you feel you. "
She intends to get back to climbing and,
eventually, pursue her PhD so that she
can contribute to what she calls muchneeded
research in her chosen field.
But for now, she's ready for her next
adventure - being the midwife she was
called to be. That calling was cemented,
she said, when a midwife controlled a dire
situation - severe hemorrhaging during
the birth of Dengah's first child.
Now, with four of Dengah's 50 deliveries
during graduate school involving significant
blood loss, she's come full-circle.
" They all did fine, " she said of the four
mothers and babies. " I always wanted to
be that bad-ass midwife who knows what
to do, and now I am. It's really cool. "
ADULT GERONTOLOGY
ACUTE CARE NURSE
PRACTITIONER
DECEMBER 2021
Alison Gagnon
Allison Walczyk
ADULT GERONTOLOGY
CLINICAL NURSE
SPECIALIST
AUGUST 2021
Keisa Wilson
FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER
AUGUST 2021
Andrew Black
Tara Nordberg
HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS
DECEMBER 2021
Stephanie Lee
PEDIATRIC ACUTE CARE
NURSE PRACTITIONER
DECEMBER 2021
Alexander Craig
Allyn Kawalek
Jessica Outten
Abby Smith
Lauren Wollenzin
Katheryn Wood
PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH
NURSE PRACTITIONER
DECEMBER 2021
Evelle Brock
Cristy Hamilton
Jessica Reiss
Adam Sheely
Justine Smith
Laura Turk
Kimberly Vialpando
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