Midwifery is dashing out the door to attend a birth at a moment's notice.
Midwifery is gambling that there won't be a birth when you have a medical appointment for yourself scheduled.
Midwifery is constantly learning, whether it's to keep up with the very latest recommendations, or researching something a client is experiencing.
Midwifery is telling clients hard things, sharing findings that may be serious.
Midwifery is providing options and letting clients decide what option is best for them.
Midwifery is recognizing your own personal anxieties and making sure you don't project them into a situation a client is experiencing.
Midwifery is acknowledging the grief of a birth not going how it was initially planned.
Midwifery is holding space for clients to express fear, pain, frustration.
Midwifery is holding back your own tears so clients can fully express their emotions.
Midwifery is handing a client tissues as they cry.
Midwifery is crying with clients when things are hard.
Midwifery is answering questions.
Midwifery is educating clients about what is happening with their bodies.
Midwifery is loosing yourself as you look into baby's eyes in the first moments after birth.
Midwifery is celebrating the amazing joy that birth brings.
Midwifery is learning to listen to and trust your intuition.
Midwifery is an adrenaline rush.
Midwifery is all of this and so much more.