I am a midwife in the United States, currently working at a birth center. I began this blog as a student, and found it challenging to find the time to write. My journey into the world of birth has been quite circuitous. To say that catching babies was no where in my “first draft” life plan is an understatement. Life had other plans, and I am grateful. Along the way, I became a massage therapist, and doula, and birth became my guru. The mothers, babies, fathers, and partners who have allowed me to bear witness to their births have ushered me into my calling as a midwife.
This blog is my attempt to chronicle my journey of becoming and being a midwife–the blissful, the absurd, the painful and the transcendent. It is also my attempt to step courageously into my role as activist, bringing attention to those parts of our system that are wildly out of balance, and working to create a new paradigm for birth. Reverence for birth is reverence for life.
You can find me on Facebook at MidwifeMusing. Come on over and ‘like’ my page, discuss birth with me, tell me who you are. Let’s work together to create a new paradigm of birth.