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    Default Spiritual Midwifery....

    So, I had my midwife appointment on Monday. The prior Wednesday I had met with my doula, who leant me some birth DVDs and books to read. One of which was Spiritual Midwifery. I have been enjoying it, and although itís very hippy, itís fun to read and I can see some of the lessons I need to get out of reading this book.

    However, I happened to have it on the coffee table (completely unintentionally) when my midwife came to visit at my house. She had a quick look at it and said it looked interesting. I explained a little of what it was about, as clearly she had no prior knowledge of this book.



    I found that quite amazing that she hadnít even heard of it. I canít say I expected her to have read it, but given that I at least knew of it, I would have thought that in her circles she would have at least known of it? She is a very conventional person, so itís probably not something she would pursue.

    What do you think? Is it something that midwives are generally aware of? Or should be aware of?

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    I had a student midwife and she was unaware of many of the books & videos that i have read/watched. I ended up lending her some of my stuff!

    I think they should be aware of some of (what i consider) pivotal books, but like any profession you get some people who like to research further and others who are happy to stay within a narrower knowledge base.

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    Hard to say.... I don't think anyone in any profession can have knowledge of every significant text that's out there.

    But how awesome that you have opened her eyes!

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    My birth attendant had this book and I borrowed it from her, and when my midwife came over, she hadn't read it either

    But she still knew what she was doing on the day

    Its a funny book though, some parts of it had me in absolute hysterics

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    Is it good? I'm reading Ina May's guide to childbirth (again) at the moment. I love her.

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    Marcellus - its awesome. And the book depository place has it on special at the moment

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    To be honest, I am a little surprised that she hadn't heard of it. It is one of the classics! Oh well, I wouldn't hold it against her though.

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