So we all know that a midwife is “a person trained to assist women in childbirth.” And that the root of the word in Old English means to be “with woman.” But did you also know that a midwife is also defined as “a person or thing that produces or aids in producing something new or different?”
I don’t think it is a mistake that the word midwife has the meaning to aid in producing something new. A midwife is aiding a mother as she produces a newborn baby. And midwives have been powerfully moving toward innovative choices in childbirth and feminine care throughout the different ages of time even when persecuted. Midwives are powerful change makers. As I have pondered this new meaning to the word midwife I have to ask myself what have I “midwifed” in the past and what will I “midwife” in the future?
What will you “midwife?”
What kind of new change will you offer your support to?
Empowering Fearless Birth is a group that has been doing just that. A few years ago they hosted the first birth conference of its kind on the Wasatch front. And now they are doing it again.
The Empowering Birth Conference is Saturday, February 20th!
The Gift of Giving Life will be there and will be presenting a class on the sacred nature of birth. We hope you will join us in midwifing a new era in childbirth!