These are some sample stories from those created in a workshop to explore what it means to be a mother, a midwife… or both.
Life is a gift
Despite undergoing a procedure to avoid future pregnancies, Eva was shocked to find herself pregnant again with baby number six. Her doctor’s caring response and her faith in God enabled her to deal with her situation and she now has a healthy daughter.
My little shadow
Erica’s first experience of birth was a frightening and traumatic one, which led to years of post-natal depression. Deciding to turn her negative experiences into something positive, Erica retrained as a midwife and now she strives daily to show sensitivity and compassion to those in her care.