To me, it is a calling, a passion and a way of life.
I am a midwife. I witness life enter into this world, and sometimes, sadly, as it passes away.
I support women when they are the most vulnerable and the strongest they can be.
I am a midwife.
I take pride in what I do.
Recently I was pondering midwifery. This poem came to me and I wanted to share. Obviously there is no way to fully list out everything that a midwife does, but here are a few of the things that may be on her job description...
I Am A Midwife
I am a midwife but what do I do?
Do I just hold babies, cuddle and coo?
Do I just help women at their time of need?
It is much more than that, let me share with you, Please?
What do Midwives do? In short.... Everything.
We care for the physical. We do exams.
We wipe your poop. We hold your hand.
We teach and we suture, We massage and we rub,
We welcome your little one, however he comes!
We care for the Home. We help while we are there.
We help with the cleaning, (no more blood on that chair).
We wash stacks of dishes, we may scrub the tub,
We throw in the laundry, we may make you lunch.
We care for the spirit, the emotion, the YOU.
We hug when its needed or we clear the room.
We pray and we cry,
We listen, we share.
However we can, we show you WE CARE!
We care for the family, the Mother-in-law too!
We can play referee or close the gate to the zoo!
We can watch the children while you take a nap,
We make sure baby's cuddled and warm where he's at.
We welcome your baby and we support you
As you become a mother, we want to help you!
We are called midwife, I know it sounds tough,
But it is our calling and it's what we LOVE!