Let’s Move Birth in the Right Direction

Complications are why we need midwives. If birth were
completely normal all the time we midwives would
not be needed—but, indeed, we are needed. It is so
important that we all learn and gather the necessary skills
and didactic and emotional knowledge we can before we take
responsibility for a mother and baby. One of the great keys
to a good birth outcome is knowing when and how to act
and to do so quickly. Otherwise, we can keep hands off and
be the quiet midwife in the corner—unobtrusive and loving.
We need to be careful not to disturb the process.