Midwives are near and dear to my heart for many reasons.
Years ago, I thought I was called to become a midwife after the birth of my first child. I did become a birth doula for several years, and I had the pleasure of having midwives attend my own births in all settings from hospital, birth center and home.
As I became more entrenched in creating and growing my product line; I had to come to an understanding that I was never going to become a midwife. As much as I love birth, helping mothers and their families - I knew this business was a calling on my life. As I mourned the dream I once had of serving mothers & their family as a midwife; I had an epiphany that I could still have an impact on the birth community even if I was not a midwife. My company could offer annual midwifery scholarships that would extend far beyond the the reach I would ever have had as a midwife in my community, thus having as greater impact and influence in many communities all over the United States.