Educate Young Midwives
I believe one of the richest and most fruitful undertakings we can accomplish is to educate and encourage our young midwives. At the Eugene conference this year we had an eleven-year-old and a nine-year-old who are dedicated to becoming midwives. This is an awesome gift to all of us. It tells us that our legacy will go on. Lila, who is eleven, actually found an apprenticeship in Mexico with Naoli! She has known for a long time that she wants to be a midwife. She has read many books already and especially likes, “Where There is no Doctor.”
Lila was a joy to have at the conference, always taking notes and participating like a much older person. I was fascinated by her poise, as she explained her calling to a group of a couple hundred people. I feel so encouraged by Lila and the many, many other young women who are becoming midwives. It is wonderful that we will have passionate midwives to replace us especially if we heed one of Midwifery Today’s mottos: Each One Teach One.
Aspiring and Student Midwives Are Our Hope for the Future by Jan Tritten
The Flowering of Midwifery Education by Elizabeth Davis