Congratulations! You are headed on the journey of a lifetime. Nothing is more magical than accepting a new soul into your life. Babies, whether they are planned or unplanned, are a joy once they enter your life.
I’m excited that you have found our little space on the internet and have become interested in midwifery care being apart of your journey as well. You may have a million questions rolling around in your head right now. I know that feeling for sure because I was there six times myself. I look forward to answering those questions for sure but, of course, one at a time please. This post is to answer one of the most commonly asked questions I get when folks first find out about their impending baby.
I’m pregnant. What do I do now to get started with midwifery care?
4. Come to your appointment with any questions or concerns about entering into midwifery care. The midwife you are interviewing will be able to straightforwardly answer the questions that you have. Take notes so, when you and your partner are deciding which midwife is right for you, the answers won't get mixed up.
5. Within a week or so of your appointment place a call to your chosen midwife and, if you see fit, the other midwives you interviewed as well.
I spent a couple of hours in Oxford on Sunday at the Oxford Herbalist Guild’s spring workshop all about backyard medicine. I consider myself a connoisseur of learning when it comes to things that can better support the families I serve. Working with roots and plants are a big part of the care I suggest for my family and other families, so anytime there is an opportunity to learn how to better serve in that capacity, I’m ready for that. The babies saw fit to wait so I could learn from these beautiful and knowledgeable ladies. Not even the state trooper that stopped me on the way was a hindrance.
It was the day after the coldest day this spring, so I was happy to spend some time out in the sunshine in my boots. I cannot decide which part was the best because all of it was good. Some of the things that stick out are hugs from friends, smiling faces, digging up yellow dock, making tinctures and herbal vinegar, loving on some cleavers, pesto, an awesome lunch of leaves and things, yummy herbal teas, a green smoothie that actually tasted yummy - and did I mention the pesto?!
I would definitely encourage all of you to like their Facebook Page and follow them for information about the next workshop that will be sometime this summer.
I truly believe that we have everything under the sun that we need. It is up to us to get out there and spend time with the plants, learn their uses and, if we feel led, make the medicine we need from the weeds
Peace and blessings,
Musings of a Traditional Midwife in Northeast Mississippi