Dances and sways
Puts cold cloths on your head
Fixes your ponytail
Snuggles in bed
"you are strong"
"You are brave"
"You are listening to your body"
Puts water and honey to your lips
Converses with you on the toilet between contractions
Silently holds the space
Naps on your couch, your floor, your toddler bed
Holds your hand
Holds your puke bucket
Doesn't flinch about body fluids
Supports your decision to transfer
Goes to ultrasounds and holds your hand when the news is devistating
Wraps you in warm blankets and love
Gently guides your baby into your arms
Steps back as baby takes it's first breath
Is grateful for the opportunity to serve
A midwife eats dinner in the bathtub then falls into bed
Waiting for the phone to ring again