Dear Birth worker...
I am a strong believer in community over competition, and I value a supported mother above all else. As deeply as families need birth support- birth workers need each other.
Sometimes, we find a client who would be better served by someone else- someone who better represents their birth plan, desires, ideals, or culture. Sometimes birth doesn't go as planned, and we spend every piece of energy we have to hold space for our clients grief, and then are left with our own. Sometimes we have to refer, we have to call upon others. We need connections, partnerships, and friendships with other souls who understand this world. For our clients, for ourselves, for our community.
I am an active participant in many birth worker circles and communities, and am always looking for more individuals to connect with.