Madeline Murray is a homebirth baby, homebirth turned hospital-transfer mom, midwife on a mission to make more midwives and bring the midwives model of care to more American families. Madeline's passion project, Believe in Midwifery, is designed to raise awareness among midwives and mothers about the perils of the on-call lifestyle and the changes in practice necessary for making midwifery careers more attainable for students and more sustainable for practicing midwives.
Through writing, speaking engagements, and personalized consultations, Madeline hopes to encourage midwives to begin working with one another to reduce burnout and to become aware of their own unique needs to make their midwifery careers long lasting.
I hope this website will be a gathering place for midwives who are looking to create work/life balance and sustainability in their careers and in the careers of their colleagues and students.
Madeline speaks on Sustainable Midwifery at the Midwives Alliance of North America Conference, October 2016UPCOMING EVENTS >>
As I was preparing my talk for the MANA conference in 2016, I was inspired by the story of midwifery development at The Farm in Tennessee.