The Tao of Motherhood & Midwifery

“A wise mother does not unnecessarily interfere with her child’s life.

Your children have their own process-their own thoughts, feelings, and reactions – which must be allowed to unfold.

If your childhood was painful you may get over-involved with your children’s lives and smother them.  Or you may find yourself forcing them to think and feel the way you do, to adopt all your values and live the life you wish you had.

If you do not trust your children’s process, your children cannot trust anyone or anything.  Your confidence in them builds their confidence in themselves.

Assist your children in such a way that they think, “We did it ourselves!” (The Tao of Motherhood – Vimala McClure)

Now…

replace  the word “children” with laboring woman and “mother” with Midwife and read from this perspective!

“As we live we Midwife, and as we Midwife we live” (Whapio)

A wise midwife does not unnecessarily interfere with a laboring woman’s journey.

Women in labor have their own process-their own thoughts, feelings, and reactions – which must be allowed to unfold uninterrupted.

If your birth and/or training was painful you, as midwife, may get over-involved with a laboring woman’s birth and smother her.  Or you may find yourself forcing her to think and feel the way you do, to adopt all your values and have the birth you wish you had, or the birth you had.

If you do not trust the laboring woman’s process, the Woman cannot trust her birth.  Your confidence in her, as Midwife, builds her confidence in herself as the birthing mother.

Midwife your Mother’s in such a way that they think, in the end “I did it myself!”

(The Tao of Motherhood – Vimala McClure)

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