Thursday, April 1, 2010

My 1st Assist

Early Sunday morning, Debra called me with two simple words, “Come on!” This was my cue to meet her at my first homebirth as a midwife’s apprentice. I was so excited, but apprehensive. I was excited to be attending a home birth but apprehensive about the discoveries I would make... “Do I agree with Debra’s birth philosophies? Would we work well together? Would I feel comfortable being in the midwife role?”

I learned so much in the early morning hours of March 28th. I learned that I was on the right path. I learned that I was where I was meant to be. For the few previous months, I had been following my intuition and walking through the many doors of opportunities. These opportunities lead me here, to this beautiful birth and I was grateful.

I fell more in love with Debra during this birth, and this birth confirmed our connection and ability to work together. It also confirmed my ability to be in the role as a midwife. Maybe one day, I will share with the mom how special her birth was to me. Maybe one day, I will share with you the story of my first “catch.” Now how amazing is that?


  1. How exciting! Can't wait to hear more.

  2. I look forward to experiencing this path vicariously through you. It is one which entices, excites, and awes me. Alas, we can't follow them all, and I am content to walk through my own doors. You are truly an inspiration, and I friend I deeply cherish!