I am filled with both excitement and terror as I announce that after 5 years of apprenticing, I am now a primary midwife, under supervision. This means I am taking client's of my own but still remain under the watchful eye of my lovely supervising midwife. If I was a bit more limber I would be turning cartwheels with excitement. Or course, the great weight of responsilibity gives me nightmares on occasion.
More good news is that I actually have clients to take! This week I have interviewed with 2 families, both of whom have chosen to work with me. I am honored and do not take this precious responsibility lightly. My heart is full as I anticipate the coming months in which I will be building relationship with these mamas and their growing baby-bellies.
May the Lord watch over these growing wee ones and grant me wisdom to give their mamas the care they need for safe deliveries.