A midwife working with laboring mothers in a still-devastated Haiti, is empowered and amazed by the tireless midwives she meets who are “single-handedly making such a big difference in women’s lives and the region at large.”
Nechama Wildanah, CPM, is a homebirth midwife in the Boston area, through her practice MotherRoot Midwifery, a member of Circle of Health International and the coordinator of the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance Basic Midwifery Course. She is starting public health school in September, with a focus on maternal health and midwifery access. You can learn more about COHI or make a donation at www.cohintl.org.
The author explores the concept of tradition as something that is fluid and conscious, by drawing on her own evolving relationships with two tradition-rich cultures: midwifery and the Orthodox Jewish community in which she was raised.