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Because Women Matter

I believe in the power of women, in their bodies, in their choices, and in their ability to do incredible feats. I believe that birth is beautiful, each and every time. I believe that all women, regardless of language or economy or geographic location, deserve the highest levels of respect and care and love. Midwives encompass all of these components, and many more, including evidence-based practice, high-level research, political advocacy, and unparalleled passion for the work. I believe in women because women matter, and