If you're reading this post, you've probably checked out the rest of Mentoring Midwives & More, and (hopefully) like what you see. There's a lot of verbiage about your visibility & success. And it's all true. Yes, I want to make money, because I need to earn a living. Yes, I want you to make money, because you need to earn a living. But it's not my underlying motivation; it's not the heartbeat fueling this body of work.
No, the real truth, that deep soul stirring in my brain, is fear. An unrelenting fear that we are failing; we are failing women and we are failing babies. And I know why. It's because there are simply not enough of us out there. There are not enough of us out there to counteract the propaganda from the dominant paradigm. The propaganda both subtle & overt that says human beings do not know how to give birth to human babies. The propaganda that says healthy newborns cannot transition to extrauterine life without technological interference. The propaganda that says birth doesn't really matter....
In my mind, in my heart, I realized that what I wanted, even needed, is to help Birth-workers with the business part of their practices. Practices that have greater reach. Practices that help more families know the truth about human birthing and human babies. Practices getting out that truth, that yes, birth really does matter. And in order to keep doing this work, you must run a thriving, sustainable business. I can help you with that.
Struggle Less, Succeed More That's my wish for you today
Sitz Herbs in the Doula's Birth Bag;
One Midwife's Perspective