Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tools of My Trade #13

The Washing Machine and the Dryer
This may seem to be a funny tool, however, it is crucial.  Working at a birth center means doing a lot of cleaning...scrubbing toilets, washing dishes, mopping the floor, doing laundry.  Our washer seems to always be running, with laundry from births and the clinic, it is a busy machine.  Sometimes, when people new on the path of midiwfery, approach me with stars in their eyes about working at a birth center, I tell them about the laundry.  It is not all about catching the babies, it is about all the background work that makes it possible.

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