This podcast is about the journey it takes to become a midwife. Listen each week as midwives tell the story of their very own Journey to Midwifery. Contact me at JourneyToMidwiferyPodcast@gmail.com ~~I am no longer on social media so email is the only way
Aubre Tompkins, CNM, Colorado
Aubre is a the director and a practicing CNM at the Seasons Midwifery & Birth Center in Thornton, CO. This is a super fun episode hearing Aubrey's wonderful journey to and through midwifery. You can also find her on social media at @AMidwifeOnThePath at both Facebook and Instagram and her beautiful website and blog is linked here:
Birth Center is here:
Book title here:
"Midwifery for Expectant Parents: A Modern Guide to Choosing the Birth That's Right for You"
Midwifery in Peru during Covid19
On this special podcast episode of “Journey to Midwifery” we hear from Margarita Rocío Pérez Silva, a Peruvian midwife for over 26 years. She is the National Dean for the College of Obstetrics and the President of the Peruvian Midwife Association. She is speaking on the state of midwifery in Peru during the Covid19 pandemic The episode is translated by: Sandra Oyarzo Torres, who is the Vice President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), and is the first to Represent South America with the ICM. She has been a midwife for over 28 years and is now a professor at the University level. (Of note: this episode is in Spanish and English)
Taylor, CNM, Cleveland Ohio
Taylor, a very recent CNM graduate, shares her journey of moving from Idaho to Ohio to start school to be a midwife with no job or plan! She and her husband and two babies persevered through some tough days to finally make it to graduation, with her dream job on the horizon! She shares the struggles of having a baby during graduate school, pumping as a student and clinicals during COVID-19.
Here's a link to what Taylor is using to study for boards:
Anuka Gazara-Anthony, founder of Janu Joyful Hypnoservices
This episode with Anuka, we talk about hypnobirthing as prep for childbirth and parenting, and the powerful tools of mindfulness!
You can find Anuka at https://janujoyfulservices.com/
and here are the courses with Inseus https://www.inseus.com/classes-events
Franka Cadee, Midwife, President of International Confederation of Midwives
Franka Cadée is an expert on Midwifery and advisor on international maternal health, with over 30 years of strategy and policy developments, advocacy, leadership, project management and partnership. She is the current International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) President.
Franka talks about the state of midwifery on an international level, why midwives are very much needed and the state of midwifery during COVID-19.
Link to read Global Call to Action
Emily Walden MSN/Ed., CNM, IBCLC
Emily is a Certified Nurse Midwife in Rural Wisconsin! In this episode, we hear Emily's journey of of becoming a midwife, taking a job she THOUGHT she wanted but didn't really follow her heart! When she did follow her heart, with massive support from friends and family, she found her Midwife HOME! Emily is a great story -teller and will have you feeling all the feels! You can find her on Facebook at Midwifing Midwives- Discussions, Thoughts, Reflections & All Things Midwife