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Recognizing the Midwives in our Midst: Birth and Breastfeeding

International Midwives’ Day was first celebrated on May 5, 1991… better known here in the States as Cinco de Mayo.   During our Cinco de Mayo festivities we raised a cup of chai to honor the special midwives who had facilitated the birth of some of our babies. 

I see many parallels between midwives and lactation consultants as they both share a fundamental belief in the natural wisdom of a woman’s body.  Ideally, they have a vocation and are answering a call to support other women through the natural processes of birth and breastfeeding.  Midwives and lactation consultants should be advocates for these mothers-to-be and help them to avoid the business of being born

 which is full of pitfalls for having a natural birth and breastfeeding experience.

I heartly urge you check out one of my favorite blogs by Pamela Hines-Powell, an articulate and amazing midwife .   Pamela and I are kindred spirits… midwiving new mothers and their babies on their journey into motherhood through an empowered experience of pregnancy, childbirth and Conscious Breastfeeding.

Blessings to Pam and all the midwives in our midst.

 

May 6, 2008   No Comments