Lois Wilson

Lois Wilson has been serving women and families as a midwife, teacher, activist, and advocate since 1986. She believes that birth is a sacred and natural event and that all birthing families deserve the very best support. She also believes that we should choose our teachers and mentors wisely because we will become like them. Lois is the founder and director of True Heart Birthing, a training program for new and aspiring midwives, doulas, and birthworkers that is set apart by our deep faith in natural and undisturbed birthing and our belief that a hands-on, mentoring approach to learning the art, heart, and skills essential to your practice is far superior to institutional and online learning. Lois is committed to keeping the true heart of birthing alive and thriving, and passing it on to the next generation. She also serves as the managing editor for Midwifery Today.

Pass It On

When I entered the world of birth and midwifery in 1985, pregnant with my first child and determined to have a natural birth, there was no internet, no social media, and no famous overnight “influencers,” as we know them today.

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Coming Full Circle: My Return to Midwifery

Every midwife knows what it feels like to return home after a long, challenging birth. The moment your home comes into view, the soft creak of the porch steps, the hushed house, the deep sigh as you finally sink into bed. I am experiencing that right now, as I return to my much beloved midwifery practice after 20 years away.

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We Two Form a Multitude

One of the most cherished experiences of my own pregnancies was the fact that I was never alone. Someone was with me–within me–all the time. Such a sense of the holy accompanies that shared existence. We two are one; we share everything. Read more…. We Two Form a Multitude

A Note To Fathers: It’s You She Wants

What is the role of the father who is present at the birth of his child? Is he a labor coach, advocate or partner? Is he a fifth wheel? A nuisance? A liability? Read more…. A Note To Fathers: It’s You She Wants

Birth as a Community Experience: It Can Be Achieved in a Hospital!

Much of the fear and consequent difficulties American women experience during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period are directly related to the isolation so inherent to their culture. Read more…. Birth as a Community Experience: It Can Be Achieved in a Hospital!

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