13 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You (But Your Midwife Will)
Midwives are the connection that we have with the long history of woman empowered birth. I found the article below to be not only right on the money, but inspiring. Hope that you enjoy it.
When I shared a photo of my breakfast that served as a replacement to that awful tasting glucose drink on my Facebook page, the comments came rolling in.
“Oh I wish I had known back then, I was so sick while pregnant and that nasty drink did not help.” ~ Karla C.
“Wish I’d known there was an alternative, both for my health, my daughter’s, and for the simple awful taste of that garbage!” ~ Chelsea R.
“That stuff is so gross! If I knew then what I know now…” ~ April H.
“What!!! Thank you!” ~ Amanda J.
It never occurred to me how many women were in the dark about pre-natal and birthing options but then I remembered that with my first pregnancy I had no idea what I now know for my second. It’s really quite sad that birthing babies has become such an industry — for the lack of a better term — and so many of us don’t know the options we have. I think birthing a baby should be all about empowerment, knowledge, and support… and unfortunately in the United States, birthing a baby for the mass majority of women is far from those three things.
After reading all the comments about women not knowing they had an alternative, I had the burning desire to create a resource that helps Mama’s navigate through this crazy baby industry. It is our bodies, our babies, and it is our right to be 100% educated on all the options so we can make a decision that we feel comfortable with.