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Moments of truth are personal. They happen in different ways for everyone, and for different reasons. Have you ever wondered about the way other people approach their health and their care? Below, check out stories from real people like you about their experiences with the US health care system and with midwifery care. You can also share your own here.

Why I became a Midwife

The time I knew I was called to be a midwife was when I was given the privilege of being present at my sister-in-laws birth at a birthing center. Having had my baby the year previously by cesarean section left me feeling somewhat disconnected from what birth should have been and I didn't know about midwives. As my beautiful niece was crowning, I felt a warmth spread from the crown on my own head, as if the hand of God were being placed there, down my spine and to my toes. I knew that I was being told "you are a midwife, learn what you need to know to help other women". That moment was the birth of a new sister in Midwifery... and only a matter of time until I became.

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