Last year I wrote about my daughter who was considering the possibility of being a midwife. At the time, I was conflicted as to whether I thought that was a good idea or not. In the meantime, she decided that being on call would interfere too much with her social life and has signed up for an arts degree, in which she is taking at least two gender studies papers.
But the other day we were looking at the birth videos I have recently posted here. I was trying to explain various things but she intuitively knew what I was going to say and was able to work things out without any guidance from me. She still has a very keen interest in working with women and families and instinctively knows things, so maybe she will come to midwifery when she is a little older.
This led me to wonder how many daughters follow their mothers in midwifery these days? How many of you either had a mother who was a midwife or has a daughter following in your footsteps? How has your mother inspired you to be a midwife, or not, as the case may be?