The Best Part of Being a Midwife
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The Best Part of Being a Midwife

I love being a midwife.  It is the best job that I have ever had.  One reason that I fell that way is because I view it as a calling on my life and not just a job that I fell into or am working just to pay my bills.  I have managed a couple of Taco Bells, been a receptionist, been a CNA in a nursing home, worked in a day care, worked at a call center for an insurance company, and even taught in a small Christian school for a few years.  Some of those I worked just to pay my bills.  I did enjoy being a receptionist and a teacher.  The whole time that I was at those jobs, I knew that they were just stepping stones until I could pursue midwifery.  I frequently get asked if I like my job when people hear that I am a midwife.  How could I not love it?  I personally can’t ever imagine going back to standing on my feet 10 hours of a day telling teenagers how to make tacos, no matter how hard of a day that I have as a midwife.

 

So What’s the Best Part?

This.  The Best Part of Being a Midwife

 

This is the best part.

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Part of Being a MidwifeThat face.

 

That face you make when you meet your new baby.

 

 

 

 

That face that you make when you realize that you just gave birth, at home, without drugs, especially without surgery if your previous baby was a Csection.The Best Part of Being a Midwife

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helping you ladies to achieve the birth that you want is the greatest part of my job. If you are a birth worker, what is your favorite thing about birth?  Mamas, what was the best part of working with a midwife for you?

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Mercy Eizenga LM, CPM

Mercy Eizenga LM, CPM is the head midwife and owner of Comforts of Home Midwifery. Mercy was first exposed to homebirth when she witnessed the birth of her little brother at the age of 7. Her interest in natural childbirth grew with the birth of her first child and then attending Bradley Natural Childbirth classes with a friend a year and a half later. Attending her first birth as a doula verified that she was called to be a midwife. Mercy attended the Association of Texas Midwives Training Program and completed an apprenticeship with what is now the Corpus Christi Birth Center. She holds a Texas state license, is listed with the state of Oklahoma, and holds her Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives.

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2 Comments

  1. Nathalie says:

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    Yes!! That face and those early moments are so special.

    Thank you for being such an amazing midwife Mercy, and providing such a safe environment and caring approach to birth. You’re the best!

    1. Thank you. I loved having the opportunity to work with you and hope to do it again one day.

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