A Midwife Is

A midwife is someone who is skilled in her craft, confident in herself and her abilities. She is strong both physically and emotionally. She understands that birth is a transformative and deeply spiritual experience. She has a strong commitment to social justice and also to furthering direct-entry midwifery. A midwife is supportive of birthing women, allowing choice and autonomy for the birthing mother while at the same time knowing when she needs to intervene. To that end, she is an excellent listener and advocate for parents, families, and future midwives. She is an active member of her local community as well as a player in larger, state and nation-wide policy decisions about homebirth.

3 responses to “A Midwife Is

  1. A midwife is called Krystel Krystel.

    Are these parts of your application or are they written specifically for your blog?

  2. These are pieces that were originally written for my application and modified a bit to suit my blog. I re-read them each several times before deciding to post them and figured there wasn’t a better piece of writing to share my thoughts on midwifery as I sit right now.

    It will be interesting to me as well to see how these viewpoints deepen and mature over the next three years.

  3. Yeah, I am sure parts of your outlook will change and others will be strengthened as a result of your learning. I am so excited for you!

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