And working my head off!
I want to learn how to do diaphragms and cervical caps, even though there are no more cervical caps in this country, Canada makes some nice ones called Oves that we’ve used. I want to learn to inseminate. (Someone said to me: Men can do it, how hard can it be?) I want to have a Well-Woman Day at least once a month here to get things hopping. I need to find places to announce the Meet the Midwives Nights. I am scheduling the childbirth classes a year in advance… we are going to do one on a weeknight and another on Saturday morning. There is so much to do!
I have a woman who thinks I am going to be her midwife, but I haven’t agreed to it yet. I can’t find anyone to assist me. There are social safety and physical safety issues at play and every bit of instinct says to stay away. I will have to tell her when she comes in next.
Why do women who are abused keep going back to the man? I cannot fathom why they do the yo-yo thing and come and go depending on the man’s actions. How hard can it be to realize they are not going to change unless they quit drinking/drugging/sexing and get help… continuous help. When a woman doesn’t realize it is abuse, that is one thing, but when they verbalize the knowledge that it is abuse… and describe episodes in detail… how can they selectively forget that? It is just baffling.