34. Why Self Care is Hard for Birth Workers?

Hello fellow birth workers! We’re a week into July fo 2020. Everything has been crazy this whole year! Do you remember the Australia fires that started this year? That seems like 5 years ago instead of 5-6 months ago when that kicked off our year. It’s gotten more intense ever since. 2020 has impacted our families, our communities, our ability to BE with our clients, our ability to provide for our families. It’s challenged our own personal beliefs, challenged us to really assess if our values line up with our actions. We’re also doing all this work physically separated from our support systems. To say 2020 has been a lot would be a gross understatement.

Today I want to chat about the power of self care, what barriers come between us and actually practicing self care, and why necessary for world change. This is a topic that is near to my heart. I deeply love supporting the birth worker community. I see birth workers as a vital piece to the puzzle of a balance and supported culture and community. Birth is such a vulnerable time, and being supported, seen, heard and valued during that experience is incredible.

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