Fear Based Decision Making with Midwife Morgan Hughes
October 9, 2019
Meet Midwife Morgan Hughes
Morgan’s path to midwifery began during her undergraduate studies where she majored in English Language and Literature and minored in Gender and Health. What inevitably brought Morgan to the doorstep of community-based midwifery was an empathy for diverse human experiences, awe at the opportunity of birth to be a highly personal and social event, and the simple belief that health care should be holistic. Pregnancy is a transitional and vulnerable time where people deserve to be treated with the upmost respect, sensitivity, and love. She strives to ensure that the intentional care she provides makes a lifelong effect on her clients.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, she began her studies at Midwives College of Utah (MCU). While attending MCU, she worked with Friends of Michigan Midwives to further state licensure efforts, volunteered at MomsBloom in Michigan to aid parents in the day-to-day life of the immediate postpartum period, and offered birth doula and placenta encapsulation services to her communities. She has supported hundreds of families through the childbearing year and has attended births in homes, birth centers, and hospitals.
Morgan graduated from MCU Summa Cum Laude in 2017 and is a Licensed Midwife in Washington State and a Certified Professional Midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives. She is a professional member of the Midwives' Association of Washington State (MAWS). Morgan lives in Indianola and is passionate about gardening, weaving, reading short stories, and tending to her relationships.
Morgan Hughes, LM, CPM of Salt and Cedar Midwifery lends lovely insight in exploring curiosity and how fear can be a friend in decision making.
Morgan has such a light and energy about her. And if you've had the joy of meeting her in person, it's hard not to sense this almost immediately. The day that we met to record this episode, I'll be honest in saying that I was in a muddy headspace. Being the bright heart that she is, she threw on an uplifting beat (Oh Sunny Days) and we danced on the back porch as the sweet sun beamed around us and the crisp fall air fell. If there's a shift to be had, she knows how to guide it, ever so gently.
During our time on and off of the mic, we took a deep dive in exploring our own thoughts and experienced in decision making in both birth and life.
As mentioned in the recording, there is a helpful tool (BRAIN), and so we have an infographic for that, should you find it helpful! You can download it by clicking here.
I was fortunate to have met Morgan at the Peninsula Birth and Baby Expo, which returns for round two in the Spring of 2020!
As always, feel free to contact me at [email protected]
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