Thanks for the correction! Not many people notice the difference. I appreciate the attention to detail.
You know, it's funny, but I have
seen her look a woman in the eye, while the blood is running from her like a faucet on high, and tell her quite calmly, "Jane, STOP BLEEDING. TURN IT OFF. STOP BLEEDING NOW
." And it has worked. Of course, I'm standing by with the herbs all loaded up...but there have been times when it wasn't necessary, she has just...STOPPED.
This midwife is perhaps the most hands off in our area, and I have to say that I have learned an incredible amount from her. I fell into working with her because of a good friend's pregnancy, and I am very lucky to have done so. There are some things that I might do differently someday...but I am really lucky that I have had the opportunity to see that she gets things DONE, safely
, with an extremely low occurance of issues and an even lower transport rate. And I strongly believe that this is because she allows the mother and her body to do their job