Definition of a midwife

28 February 2009 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

“The art of the midwife is in understanding the relationship between psychological and physiological processes in childbirth.  Rather than being the provider of a technical service to support a doctor, or someone who scuttles around getting ready for an obstetrician and clearing away after him, her skills lie at the point at which the emotional and biological touch and interact.  She is not a manager of labour and delivery.  Rather, she is the opener of doors, the one who releases, the nurturer.  She is the strong anchor when there is fear and pain; the skilled friend who is in tune with the rhythms of birth, the mountain tops and chasms, the striving and the triumph.”

Sheila Kitzinger in “Rediscovering Birth”

My personal experiences with midwives could have been described that way, perfectly.

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  • 1. Mike  |  1 March 2009 at 5:06 am

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