On a beautiful Thursday morning, I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of 4th-grade students at Continental Colony Elementary School for their annual Career Day. As a traditional midwife, yoga instructor, and women's wellness specialist, I was excited to share my experience and knowledge with these young minds. It was even more exciting because I had delivered their teacher, Ms. Grier's baby.
I started the session by introducing myself and giving the students an overview of what a midwife does. It was amazing to see how attentive and interested they were in learning about this profession. I was also thrilled to share with them some of the prenatal tools that I brought with me, like a fetoscope and baby model, and they were fascinated by how these tools were used to help mothers during childbirth.
Next, we talked about yoga and how it can benefit mind, body, and spirit. I demonstrated some simple and safe yoga poses that the students could try themselves. They were so excited to try the poses, and it was impressive to see how flexible and eager they were to learn.
As we wrapped up the session, we discussed women's wellness and how important it is to take care of oneself during and after pregnancy. I gave the students some tips on how they could support the women in their lives during this time, like helping out with household chores or preparing healthy meals.
I was impressed with the level of engagement and curiosity of the students. During the Q&A session, they asked many intelligent questions about midwifery and women's wellness, showing that they were taking the information in and processing it.
I felt incredibly proud of these young minds and was inspired by their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. As I packed up my tools and said goodbye, I was grateful for the opportunity to share my experience with them. It was a reminder that children are smarter than we give them credit for, and they have the potential to make a real impact in the world. I left feeling hopeful that this generation will continue to make positive changes in the world of women's health and wellness.