Crossing the threshold: for midwives
All Birthing From Within trainings and workshops are designed with birth workers of all types, experience levels, backgrounds, communities and identities in mind. We strive to create spaces in our trainings that are inclusive for all participants. The essential contents of all Crossing the Threshold retreats are standardized so that all participants across the country – and around the world – can have a common, shared experience. That said, Crossing the Threshold for Midwives offers something special.
Midwives are on the front lines of changing birth in our culture. Leaders in truly serving families who experience oppression and marginalization, with a focus on individualized and connected healthcare, and carrying forward traditional wisdom about the health of the whole person, whole family and whole community - midwives embody the intersection of ancient and modern knowing. Gathering together as midwives gives us the opportunity to deeply experience how BFW processes and philosophy can support us in this demanding and rewarding role.
Offering Crossing the Threshold retreats for midwives and midwifery students allows us to…
Midwives are of course welcome to join any of our Crossing the Threshold workshops and find learning and nourishment there. But this special offering, led by a facilitator who is a practicing midwife herself, was created especially for midwives and students who feel that they could benefit from learning in an environment shaped by the factors above.