The Miami Midwife

Sheila Simms Watson LM, CPM

Monday, May 24, 2010

My Journey into Traditional Midwifery

A friend planted the seed of midwifery  which was the seed of change in my life, in 1980. I was pregnant with my first child and my friend said, “Why don’t you choose a midwife?” Midwife? I knew nothing about whom or what that was. So, my journey began! I got a book from the library and contacted the midwifery service at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and on March 29, 1981 I had my first child with help of Midwives.

In 1983 the journey continued with a midwife attending the birth of my second child at home. She carefully and lovingly supported me on this journey of birth and midwifery. I became a childbirth educator, a birth assistant and eventually joined a midwifery study group. Midwives and Midwifery care made so much sense to me. It is such an ancient tradition. Read more....

Photo by Ely Bistrong Photography

Sheila Simms Watson LM, CPM
Spirit of Life Traditional Midwifery

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