Honouring birth workers, obstetricians & midwives.
Envision a world where birth is revered and where birth workers, obstetricians, and midwives understand their role as sacred. In this world, women and their babies are listened to and cared for by these skilled professionals, who recognize birth as a profound rite of passage.
We call upon all birth workers to reclaim the sanctity of their work, to rise above the current challenges and heal themselves. This will allow them to serve as shining beacons, restoring birth to its rightful place as a transformative experience for both mother and child.
Regrettably, research reveals that the treatment of women by birth workers during childbirth results in 70% of birth trauma. The root cause of this issue is often due to factors such as burnout, stress, and overwork. Such stress hinders one’s ability to provide care and support in a compassionate and respectful manner.
We aim to bring attention to this problem, hold birth workers accountable and support them by providing better resources and education. We must remember the age-old adage, “Physician, heal thyself.” A significant aspect of our mission is to assist birth workers in healing from their own traumas, biases, and unconscious beliefs and behaviours, so they may deliver optimal care in this sacred setting.
We firmly believe that birth workers have been called to this holy work and we are committed to helping them become their best selves. Our goal is to empower mothers and accompany them as they welcome their sovereign and divine babies into the world.
By treating birth with reverence, we lay the foundation for a healthy, fulfilling, and blessed life for both mother and child. The positive effects of this extend far beyond the individual and, as Jeanine Parvarti Baker said, “When we heal birth, we heal the earth.”
Please refer to our resources section for practical guidance on reducing birth trauma and for ongoing support as we work together to create a more supportive and educational environment for birth workers.
We extend our sincerest gratitude to all those who engage in this sacred work.