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Journeys in the Childbirth Profession

A little over two years ago I received an invitation to take part in a journey to make childbirth normal. The midwife who ran the birth center where I had my own daughter found me on Facebook and asked me if I was interested in becoming a midwife's assistant. I thought I would die just then! source However, the journey was short lived. I was only making $100 per birth and this was unacceptable to my husband. In case you don't know, this was a 12+ hour shift. Though I had set up 24/7 on-call childcare for when he needed to be somewhere (Amanda if you read this thank you so much), I too felt it was a tad bit unfair considering all the work … [Read more...]