Today, and everyday, I honour and acknowledge the women who have been midwife to my family, protective spirits, teachers and guides:
A magazine article about The Farm inspired my teen-age self
The enduring thread along the path to my consciousness as a midwife and as an academic is my commitment to serve women across birth settings and across cultures. My passions and convictions are met and nurtured especially through planned home birth, where I believe it is most possible to support a woman’s self-realization, and a peaceful transition for a growing family.
~ Saraswathi Vedam
Birth & Beyond (source for quote)
Changing Childbirth in BC: Women working together to improve access to high quality maternity care online survey