A birthbeliever is born

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

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?

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

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