What do you think of male midwives, or men wanting to become midwives? Do you think men would make good midwives? Explain, please!
Me? not in a million years. But then again I would only use a midwife who had children. I want someone who has been there done that. also I will only see women for things that it involves getting undressed for.
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Midwives and nurses, and elementary and preschool teaching, have a stigma of being female-only caretaking jobs, so men in it are considered freaks, basically. Which is too bad. I know nurturing men, and I'd like to think we are growing more of them here at MDC.
I had a male ob nurse when I had dd and for some reason he brought so much more comfort to me than the women there (or dh for that matter!) He was very comforting and understanding and patient. He talked me through contractions and held my hand. There was something very soothing about him that gave me stregnth. At one point, during pushing, he was holding my hand and let go to get something..I yelled at him "don't let go of my hand!" much to my and dh's surprise!! so, my opinion is that males CAN find a place in the birthing world