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Video: My Journey to Becoming a Midwife

Video Link: http://youtu.be/YS3z6yoGmbg

I woke up one morning, had a stream of consciousness, and felt inspired to share this with you. I get asked often how I went from speaking on the AfroLatina identity to pursing my path in midwifery. I wanted to share that trajectory of transformation with you. It's all connected...just like you and I are part of this bigger plan to liberate humanity. So much love to all of you ♥

Link for my fundraising effort: http://www.gofundme.com/thesewatersrundeep

Midwifery is my calling. I see a huge need for compassionate, woman-centered care for women of the African Diaspora and am stepping up to serve my community. I have been particularly interested in being trained in a bilingual environment so that I may use my native Spanish language to assist women who otherwise would not have access to compassionate midwifery care. Women who are native Spanish speakers often are not truly listened to and in turn are not completely informed during their birth process. My presence in the global community is essential in adding to the number of Spanish-speaking midwives. As a student, I will be serving a mostly Spanish-speaking population of Mexican and Mexican American women. Attending Maternidad La Luz would allow me to be licensed as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) by the end of 2014. I have chosen this particular path to midwifery because I am interested in providing birthing women of color with a option of care that is mother-centered. I have dreams of opening up my own birth clinic in the future, and studying at a birth center such as Maternidad La Luz is excellent training for this endeavor.

Comments

Greengirl's picture

Dear LatiNegra

You are a very passionate and selfless persona and I am inspired by your unique vision for change. I wish you the very best as you give your best to making your vision a reality.

In solidarity,
Greengirl

LatiNegra's picture

thank you so much sister!

thank you so much sister!

Ynanna Djehuty
Certified Birth Doula and Writer
Email: ynanna@thesewatersrundeep.com
Website: thesewatersrundeep.com

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