It was about a year ago, in the midst of me studying midwifery by myself, when I met this woman. Actually, I had met her before, but she was just an acquaintance, and I hadn’t seen her in a couple of years. So I see her again, she’s back in my community, and she’s pregnant. Like, 7 months pregnant. If you yourself are into birthwork, you understand the pure elation a birthjunkie feels when they meet a pregnant woman. It takes everything within me not to be grinning like some fool Cheshire cat every time a big-bellied mama swings her … Continue reading A birthbeliever is born
And as I type this title, I wonder if the clients of midwives have more babies than the clients of OB’s? Just to get to hang out with their midwife again? I know: that’s ludicrous. Honestly, I think I’m going to write another blog post titled something like “Will the urge to have more babies ever decrease?” where I can explore that topic to its fullest. As a lover of children, I really don’t need any added incentive to get pregnant. Chillin’ with my midwife would just be an added bonus. But seriously, I had just had my second baby … Continue reading Do I really want to be a midwife….or do I just want an excuse to see my midwife without having to get pregnant again?
Saying ‘Yes’ to the Pursuit of Birthwork This time in my life is like a dream. Rather, it’s like waking up a from a dream: I blink my eyes and sip some coffee and life gets clearer, and ever more clear. Not in a know-it-all kind of way, but clear like, this is today and this is where I’m going today. Resolve. Purpose. A vividness. Birthwork. Okay, so as I sit here, I am a midwifery student and I’m preparing to go to my first prenatal appointment in the next month where I can meet an expectant mom, whose birth … Continue reading Saying ‘Yes’ to the Pursuit of Birthwork