May 5th is the International Day of the Midwife. Â Last year I was super privileged to take part in a midwife walk locally in Guelph, and spent a good portion of the walk chatting with the lead midwife on my shared practice team. Â This year in Guelph they are raising funds through a movie event at the Bookshelf Theatre. Â They will be showing “The Business of Being Born” Â I watched this last year and was amazed at the industry we have made of having babies in North America, when there are so many women worldwide who do not have access to adequate help when they are expecting, and many more who just aren’t given any choices in their care due to legislation preventing midwives from practicing. Â Poppet was born with the help of the midwives in our town, and I would not have wanted it to be any other way. Â They provide an essential service, and the aftercare is far and beyond what I would have received at my OB/Gyn. Â (although they perform great service too, as I did end up needing them after Poppet’s birth).
Also, I saw in Mothering Magazine that tomorrow the Midwives Alliance of North America will be launching a new online movie awareness campaign on what it is that midwives do and how they can be of great assistance in birthing and all-inclusive natal care. Â Can’t wait to watch that! Â Click below to see the trailer!
I would love to know how midwives have been a part of your life and your birthing experiences! Â Let’s spread the word and support our midwives! Â Comments are open!
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