"We cannot thank you enough for your kind and gentle presence during our labor and birth."
"Your quiet and calm manner helped center me."
"I really feel as if I birthed this baby and it is an awesome feeling."
"Labor was a very scary event for me and you made me feel that it would be okay."
Midwives would rather nurture a woman's progress with hands on care than diagnose her problems from afar,
..rather listen than lecture
..rather teach a health principle,
..rather empower a woman to join in decision making than decide for her,
..rather urge her to speak for herself than to be her advocate,
..rather support natural processes, than to intervene,
..rather instill a woman with trust in her body than demonstrate the midwife's technical proficency,
although midwives will do all these things when necessary.