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GEORGIA MIDWIFE OF THE DAY
Name: Lindsey Kyte
Years of practice: 1 year
Practice name/location/website: The Woman’s Nest, Macon, GA (http://www.thewomansnest.com)
Population served: Middle Georgia area surrounding up to 2 hours away, both urban and rural areas served.
Why midwifery: Women should be with and supported by women during all stages of their female care. I fell in love with the midwifery model of care when I was in my maternal health nursing course and knew that one day I would fulfill my passion of becoming a midwife. Also, as midwives we are known to provide an abundant amount of support by way of education. I am a firm believer that our wellness and healing depends on how educated we are about the choices we make. Midwifery grants women with just that. Ultimately, I enjoy being a witness to a growing nest and nurturing women for the wellness of her family.
Are you an ACNM member? Yes. Why? I believe that being part of a community of professionals betters each of us and ultimately the profession and all those we serve. In the coming years I would like to get involved in more that ACNM offers. I also find great importance in staying up to date on research in the journal for providing the best care.
Words of wisdom to midwives: Embrace each moment, each family. Trust the process but stay keen to your intuition in all situations. Don’t forget the fourth trimester and preparing your mother’s for just that…motherhood. Help to create a sisterhood between the mothers you support. Connect with other midwives as two is always better than one and we can provide reassurance and comfort to one another during challenging times. Lastly, balance your time, nurture and honor yourself, and show compassionate love to your children and/or spouse in the way that you do for the families you assist.
Words of wisdom to women: Every women is important, worthy, honorable, beautiful, strong, and amazing. As women we are incredibly critical and judgmental of ourselves, ways, and choices. My wish for every women is to live free of this judgement and just BE YOU. Seek out supportive women and relationships that make you feel loved, appreciated, lifted, and worthy. You women are unique and are all fabulous and have a lot to share with the world and I want women to feel that and have a sisterhood that brings it out in them.
How you celebrate midwifery: Having only been a midwife for a short time I can say I celebrate midwifery through every single birth and every smile or “ah ha” moment I get from women when spending time to talk to them about how to care for their pregnant bodies and growing babies.Being a midwife creates a spirit within that allows us to celebrate the strength of a woman through all walks of life. I love that midwifery is a career that you can celebrate every day.