If you’ve ever had a midwife in your life, you’ll already know how amazing these women (and men) are – at precisely the moment we are at our most vulnerable, they step in to calmly guide us through the incredible pregnancy-labour-birth-and-beyond journey. And all done (mostly) with a smile on their face!
Being a midwife surely can’t be an easy job and so we salute you. Here are five reasons why we think midwives are so great:
1. They know their stuff
Midwives help deliver and look after babies every day so if anyone knows what they’re doing, trust us, it’s them. They’ve attended all types of births and helped all kinds of mums and bubs so are super experienced, walking encyclopaedias of all things baby. Many have had children themselves too and have been in exactly the same position as the patients themselves at some point, which is a comforting thought for many new mothers.