Midwifery is the Oldest Profession
Ancient Birth images from all cultures show the birthing woman surrounded by other women.
Often the painting or statue depicts a triad made up of the birthing woman supported by a woman behind her (doula) and a midwife at her feet. This could also represent the phases of woman - the maiden, mother and crone.
Women have been caring for each other during birth since the beginning of time - which if I’m not mistaken, means that midwifery, not prostitution, is the oldest profession!!
Who are the people that you would call on to care for and witness you through the creation process?
This short video shows birth images from ancient times.