At the beginning of the year I was all jazzed about spreading this message on every platform possible.
At that time, I heard about a 24 hour online conference for the international day of the midwife. What a wonderful platform it would have been to share my message. I'm really kicking myself now for not following through on that. And many other possible opportunities passed by.
But, hey! Don't live your life in regret. There's a lot more opportunities still out there and this problem isn't going away. And if I have anything to say about it, neither is this solution! (-:
So, I'm back. For awhile at least. I got married (yay!) I honeymooned (in Hawaii, yay!) and I moved into my new pad with my husband (yay!) And now that things are settling in, I have some more time to focus on this page as well as a few more teaching, speaking and writing opportunities.
I want to help you, but I also want your help. Content creation is the hardest part of this thing to be honest. I don't want to beat a dead horse here in this space, but I do want to come at this issue from as many different avenues, biases, experiences, views and opinions as possible. So if you have one of those - a view, an experience, a bias, an opinion.... Write to me. Tell me about it. firstname.lastname@example.org. Or comment here.
I've already got a few up my sleeve though, so keep checking in.
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.