What I Love About Birth

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What I Love About Birth

“There is something to be said about people who love birth and the birth process.  The passion birthworkers feel, and the way we are drawn to a profession involving pregnancy, labour and birth is a true calling that not everyone can embrace.”

I love working with a mother who is strong and sure of what she wants.                                                                                                               I am the gatekeeper, the reminder that she has a goal.

I love working with a mother who needs some help figuring out a birth plan and what her deepest desires could be.                                                                                                                                                                                                             I am the key to unlocking things she already knows.

I love working with a woman’s partner who is her rock.                                                                                                                                                                                                             I am the extra hands.

I love working with a woman’s partner who needs guidance, reassurance and ideas.                                                                                                                                   I am the source of information.

I love working with the nurse who says, “I am so glad you’re here.”                                                                I feel like we make a great team to help this woman have the best birth memories.

I love working with the nurse who pretends I don’t exist.                                                                                                         I see this as a chance to really shine; it challenges me to win them over.

I love working with midwives who appreciate the dual role we play.                                                        I find those births are light, happy and relaxed and that makes mothers feel the same.

I love working with obstetricians who called me and said, “Please take this client on.”                       I know the doc believes we can ease a mind and provide support in ways they cannot.

I love the magic of the movements of birth and how it all comes together.

I love “we did it” moment when the baby is born.

I love the look on a parent’s face when they see their child for the first time.

What are your favourite things about birth?

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