Friends, I just received this email from Midwifery Today and Jan Tritten – her holiday message. It is beautiful. Please take a moment and read it. And then, let us each wonder: How can we make a difference in this world of birth – this subject so sacred to our very beings? Her words say so much – “Can we bring change? Yes, we can.” For each of you who are reading this note and feeling it deeply in your heart, blessings to you and all you do for mamas, babies, and families. Namaste…
Holiday Message from Jan
Dear Friend of Birth,
You are receiving this newsletter because you are interested in changing childbirth ways. Many of us have fought this fight and watched things get worse. This season brings us a new hope. Can we bring change? To quote the incoming US President, “Yes, we can.”
Let’s take these two new slogans, “Change we can believe in,” and “Yes, we can,” as our own in this tough new world. Midwives, doulas and other change agents have a huge role to play. There is new hope in the world and there is new hope in birth care.
Evidence is on our side; cost of service is on our side. We are caring childbirth providers; indeed, service is our calling. Let’s renew our faith for bringing better birth to more mothers and babies. We can do it.
This season, where a birth is central and a new world may just be dawning, is our time to launch our new hope. All births are sacred and this is the time to go forward with energy and enthusiasm and carry out our calling, each as we have been called. In this effort, we can change the world. Imagine if each motherbaby gets the best possible start. That will really move mountains.
Toward Better Birth,
To read more about Jan Tritten or Midwifery Today, please visit their website: www.midwiferytoday.com