Did you have a Midwife?
Lately, I've been seeing us local Midwives struggling to hire other Midwives. Why is there a decline of Midwives in our area and possibly other areas as well? I stumbled across this article which I think targets some possible reasons.
For me, I think it's a few reasons:
Lack of education from our Medical society on the extreme benefits of Traditional Midwifery care for low-risk women
Insurance hasn't caught up to the realization that we are cheaper than a hospital birth for these low-risk women
Burn-out. We as Midwives get burnt out because we do the job of 3+ professionals and get reimbursed for maybe 1. We give because it truly is a deep, internal calling for us to nurture the amazing creation of life but the compensation isn't there.
Here's us in action for hours on end: