My Midwifery Heart

I am back from Nairobi, which was an amazingly eye-opening experience.  Check out the Birth in Central Africa blog for highlights and photos from the trip.

I took my last final exam of the semester and will be using the next week to get the business back in order before I dive into more school work. I’ve cleaned out my twitter, rearranging the way I see my feeds.  I’ve set up charts to ensure I am posting when I think I am for the Facebook pages.  I’m even working on the finances–my least favorite job.

But getting my work done has it’s advantages.  For example, I just found this section on one of my favorite websites, the Childbirth Connection.  When I entered the world of birth, I thought the biggest problem was the overuse of interventions. As I have grown and learned, I have found myself more and more pulled to the problem of health disparities. Not only in the United States, but around the world.  This is why I am combining an MPH with my midwifery degree–so I can be part of the solution to these problems.

What draws you to the world of Midwifery, and how has it changed as you have grown and learned?