During my prenatal care Morgan Gaines was...educated teacher and nonjudgmental ear. She was compassion and reassurance and steady. She was heartbeats and horsie tape measure and normal blood pressure (yay!). She was my midwife.
During my birth Morgan was... respectfully invisible and reassuringly omnipresent. She was confidence and support and knowledge and calm. She was teammate and leader, cheerleader and coach. She was caution and trust and love. She was my midwife.
During my postpartum care, Morgan was...unquestionably there. She was empathy and random question receptacle and frequent check ins. She was self-care and rest and, “yes that is normal”. She was comfort and encouragement. She was my midwife.
A midwife; an endless amount of knowledge for an endless amount of questions you could ask about pregnancy. A shoulder to cry on when you just want that baby out. A hand to squeeze when you’re in the pain of a lifetime. Sweet encouragement when you think you can go no longer. The most loving care for your baby and your tired swollen postpartum body. And above all a friend for life. Not just any friend, a friend that has delivered your sweet child into this world. A midwife is priceless. We are beyond blessed to have found you Morgan, you are everything any midwife should aspire to be.
Morgan Gaines, thank you for always being the calm during the storm. As a mother, feeling empowered and in control of all my births absolutely changed me as a person. I am so glad you were part of that process for two of our babies.
“If we want to find safe alternatives to obstetrics, we must rediscover midwifery. To rediscover midwifery is the same as giving back childbirth to women. And imagine the future if surgical teams were at the service of the midwives and the women instead of controlling them.” - Michel Odent