the community of midwifery
At Sensitive Midwifery, we understand the need to belong to a community of midwives. Midwives often work long and lonely hours, have to be self-reliant as they make weighty decisions, and render their care in circumstances that are not always ideal. Most midwives love their work but have many concerns about the state of midwifery in a highly medicalised health system which doesn’t always recognise the true value of authentic midwifery ways. Midwives want more natural, yet evidence-based, ways to be their default practice mode but need to find a support base to back up this desire.
This is why Sensitive Midwifery offers midwives and associated maternity professionals and facilities a range of membership options, aimed at supporting each member professionally, emotionally and with a sense of community. There’s an option for you, no matter who you are or in which maternity care setting you fulfil your daily task – independent midwifery; state or private hospital midwifery and maternity care; independent birth houses and active birth units; antenatal or postnatal care; associated care professions like doulas, lactation consultants and baby massage therapists; training institution; midwifery leadership; etc.