We have looked at the accepted definition of a midwife, and we have looked at the philosophy that rejects that definition.  I want to finish this series by introducing you to the way I will be using the term midwife on this blog.  The concept has been born in me through conversations with many women I respect who have challenged my preconceived notions and helped me find my own voice. It is an idea that is still evolving in my mind, but formed enough to share. The root of the word midwife, According to Judith Pence Rooks in Midwifery & Childbirth in America, dates to 1303 and meansRead More →