Anyone who knows me knows that truth is the most important thing to me. Because, truth honors our Almighty Father Creator. We should seek it because it is pleasing to Him. Simple, right??
So, let me begin this blog by saying that I am a Christian midwife. Or, others might say, a unicorn in the medical establishment. I was instructed in the medical model in order to attain "legitimacy" to practice midwifery in my state of licensure based on scientific method, or empirical "evidence." Or, so I thought. For the better part of my career, I felt uncomfortable with the scientific "truths" I was taught to accept. Those truths were supposed to be based on the expert opinions about attaining health within the realm of women's health. I was told the "science was already settled" before I came along to soak it up. Nothing else to research, or uncover. It was already done. But something just didn't feel right. Something was missing. I found out the missing element was the real Truth, often inconvenient. Almost always discarded. I found out that there should be no such moniker as "settled science." The dogma I was trained to accept was slanted toward STEERING choices exclusively toward medical solutions. Absolute skepticism for anything "non-medical" was encouraged. Indeed, any other approach was disallowed. You see, the underlying, overreaching belief of the medical establishment was/is/will always be that Father God, our Creator, somehow didn't get it right. He needs the help of the medical folks to "fix things." This includes birth.
Ultimately, as I make my way through this journey of life, reflecting most especially upon how we enter into it, this way of training (or, brainwashing) feels like a type of blasphemy to the truth and the endeavor to reach it. My inner (Holy Spirit) voice is telling me, "Look deeper. Search harder." Let me tell you: when the Holy Spirit speaks, I listen. And act. Even if it feels uncomfortable.
Because, you see, being different among your colleagues is uncomfortable and lonely. Those like me, my fellow unicorns, find there are no ticker-tape parades for following the path of Truth. But, you follow this path because it is the right thing to do. No map. No charter. Just asking the all important question: "What would Jesus/Yahusha do?" Following this path is not for the faint of heart. Yet, it embraces the courage and graces that only the Holy Spirit can bestow. You see, it was the tugging of the Holy Spirit at my very soul that prompted me to start this blog. I am officially placing myself out there for public, trolling humiliation and scrutiny. I am placing a target upon myself for the sake of Truth. I am also signaling all of the other unicorns to follow the Truth. To not be afraid to honor it. Because that is what Yahusha would do. And did. We Christians are to follow His example as we say we follow Him.
SO, I want to hear from all other unicorns, skeptics, etc. what questions you have about birth, health, parenting, vaccines, and so on... from a Christian midwife's perspective. I ask also for your prayers. I definitely need them and appreciate them. I will start with some topics that are closest to my heart, as the Lord has laid those topics on my heart. These topics will intertwine culture, birth, midwifery, faith, and yes- Truth, as the Holy Spirit moves me. Until then, I look forward to hearing from you.
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made of what was visible." (HEB 11:3)
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!