Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Tools of My Trade #13
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.