I have gone through every entry in this blog and changed every reference to Shamanic Midwife..
This is a title that I have used to describe the work I do and the medicine I bring in this life.
A Shamanic Midwife is a midwife of the soul, a priestess at the altars of transformation, she who is ‘with Women’ which is the original meaning of the word midwife, in this realm and the other realms.
I have never used the term Midwife to describe myself, without the word Shamanic in front of it.
I have never posed as a Midwife, or attended births out of hospital. In fact most of the births I attend are high risk births in hospital with OB’s and teams of medical care givers. I am purely there as a emotional and spiritual support because the Woman has asked me to attend. The Women I attend to are intelligent and informed, they know my abilities and limitations. I have never performed any medical tasks for anyone.
Yet, the use of the term Shamanic Midwife is now not allowed, as I have been informed by a government body, I can fight it if I wish, but I don’t wish to. The word is not important to me. The work is.
The name can dissolve really, but the way will always be.