We’re at the tail end of National Midwifery Week, which is a week to celebrate and recognize our wonderful midwives. The American College of Nurse-Midwives has started a campaign called Team Midwife – a campaign designed to give you a way to support your midwives and raise awareness for midwifery in your community. Their vision is that by 2020, 20% of births in the United States will be attended by midwives.
One of Margaret‘s former patients wrote this beautiful blog post about midwifery, and we wanted to share part of it here. (Be sure to click through and read the entire post!)
Midwife Support is the Best Push into Motherhood
by Rebecca Simmons
This week is National Midwifery Week. Also this week, I’ll be celebrating the birth of becoming a parent – when my oldest daughter turns seven on Friday. So naturally, I’ve been thinking a lot about her birth story, plus the births of my other two daughters that followed. I have a tradition of telling my daughters every year on their birthday, about the day they were born. They love this.
Each of their births were very different, happening with three different midwifes in two different bathtubs. The first was at a hospital and the second two were at a freestanding birth center. All of them were wonderful. But one thing is for certain, having a midwife by my side was the best push into motherhood.
How has a midwife helped you? If you’ve written something about Anjli or Margaret, we’d love to share the link here on our blog!