Posted by Tatiana
I had my first midwifery dream last night. I remember a fleeting feeling of being with a friend. And then being on the ready below her squatting body. I watched her swell and felt an impulse to apply counter pressure, but I held back and that baby came smoothly out with her pushes. I caught its slippery body in my nervous and elated hands. The whole dream was probably just one minute long, but what a delicious minute.
I hope I don't catch most of the babies I attend. That's a pleasure I'd like to leave for the mamas and the papas.
A nice little glimmer, too, that in my dream mind, at least, I could set aside the urge to intervene unnecessarily. That dream mama didn't need my hands pushing on her.