Having a midwife is SO IMPORTANT. Birth is more than “just as long as your baby is healthy”. When we say that we’re throwing mom out with the bathwater. We’re saying as long as the baby is fine, that the mom doesn’t matter. She does matter! Having had three different experiences, I MATTER! So much! How you feel you are treated in birth matters. With my first, I felt like I was a patient, helpless, restricted, and told what to instead of being able to do what my body wanted naturally to do.
My overall birth experience was calm and safe. Handled with confidence and ease. Being a first time mom, Molly was an asset to my first birth experience. She helped me with calming techniques when I was clenching up and helped me relax. In addition to the physical birth process, Molly was there to assist me with documents and paperwork afterward