Saturday, May 24, 2008

ACNM's Annual Meeting

I gave a little talk and signed some books at the American College of Nurse Midwives' Annual Meeting in Boston today. And after the book signing, there was a screening of the "Business of Being Born," a documentary that every woman should see. Anyway, what really struck me was how transformative the film can be for lay people. After the show, a young couple who had wandered in off the street to see the film came up to me, clearly moved by what they had seen. "Where do I even begin to look for a midwife?" she asked. "To think that an hour ago I was making fun of the word 'doula,'" he said. "What a cute couple," I thought. Another person made the comment that home birth midwives are suddenly very, very busy. Music to my ears.

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