When you’ve finished watching this video view I am a Midwife Part II.
Why do women (and yes, some men) become midwives? In the latest video from the new series, I am a Midwife, eight midwives with diverse backgrounds and practicing in different settings in the US and Canada–home, hospital and birth centers–share their stories of what led them to midwifery. For some, it started with their own birth; for others it was a deeply felt “calling,” a way to be part of the “solution” of improving birth outcomes and experiences for women and their babies. Inspiring, moving and at times hilarious, I am a Midwife Because…provides an inside look at what moves women to do the important work of being a midwife. Part 1 of 2. Watch part 2.
Co-produced with Woman in the Moon Films
About Nicolle Littrell
Nicolle is a filmmaker, educator and activist. She produces films about birth options and women's reproductive health through her indie film co., Woman in the Moon Films, located in Belfast, Maine. Her film series, "At Home in Maine" features authentic, intimate and artistic portraits of the homebirth experience. She is also adjunct Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies faculty at the University of Maine. Nicolle is co-producing "I am a Midwife" with the Midwives Alliance of North America.