Birth in Bali
Katherine Bramhall, who will be part of the workshop coming up in Bali this April, was influential - dare I say pivotal - pushy even - in my decision to go to Bali as an intern last summer.
I was honoured to be part of an amazing phenomenon that is happening in Bali and around the world. Robin Lim, or Ibu Robin, as she is known by those who have heard of her, is the mainstay of a birth house in Bali where women come from miles around to give birth to their babies. Birth at Bumi Sehat is free of charge for those who cannot pay, and the midwives that assist them care for these women with love, respect, and skill.
If you are interested in midwifery, and you would like to learn about caring for women in a new way, then this workshop is for you:
Midwifery in Bali
It will cost a lot of money - but it is so worth it! I went there for six weeks with my husband and our youngest son. I have been studying midwifery for 25 years and practising for fifteen, and I learned something big during my stay there EVERY SINGLE DAY. I did not go with too many preconceptions, but I was amazed at how much I learned there and continue to learn from Ibu Robin, from Erin Ryan, from the midwives, the bidans, the people I met, the wonderful support staff, and of course from the women I served.
I was there during a slow period, and didn't see as many births as is usual for six weeks - but my days were as full as could be.
If you have any questions about this amazing possibility, please let me know and I will be happy to open my heart to you.
|One of the sweet babes born when I was there|
|Going to work!|
|Candle with flowers|