I love being a midwife. It is the best job that I have ever had. One reason that I feel 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 a day telling teenagers how to make tacos, no matter how hard of a day that I have as a midwife.
So what is the best part?
This is the best part.
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.
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?