Tomorrow I head out East for The Midwifery Today Conference--where doulas, midwives and birth "activists" meet to learn all about healthy birthing. The conference is in Philadelphia and is the same conference which I attended in Eugene last year and loved so much. The only way to describe it is "birth camp". You're around so many incredible people who have achieved great things in the world with supporting healthy, natural birthing approaches. The thing I remembered from last year was that there wasn't any hierarchy of doulas vs. midwives...everyone there is attending with the same goals--to promote healthy birthing for women and babies. And the presenters are very well known and published midwives...including Elizabeth Davis, Ina May Gaskin.
I'm taking a class on body work during pregnancy, labor...an herbs class and a few other smaller sessions. Can't wait! Katie is going as well, which will be fun.
Many things on my mind right now, but I will enjoy going to birth camp with Katie.