I’m a midwife.
I’m also an actress, writer, and a mother.
I’ve been on camera and on the radio and I’ve written for all the major publications, including Entertainment Weekly.
I love the work I do.
But it’s also my job to be an advocate for the profession, and I’m proud to be one of the most respected midwives in the country.
In 2017, I took on a unique role in the midwife alliance, where women can get trained to perform birth control in partnership with one another, in a way that doesn’t require them to take on a new job or raise their children on their own.
In an era where more women than ever are choosing to be parents and take on jobs outside of work, we wanted to bring back the intimacy of birth control for all women who want to be midwives.
We created 360 degrees midwife, a brand new series on The CW that will explore how midwives can better serve their communities and families by sharing stories, learning from each other, and forging bonds that can last decades.
It’s been a pleasure working with all the incredible midwives who have stepped up to the plate, and we’re excited to share their stories with our audiences in 2018.
360-Degrees Midwifes is a series of conversations with midwives about how they’ve chosen to serve their community and family, the challenges they face as midwives, and what it means to be a midwipper.
It features a panel of expert midwives from all over the country who share their perspectives on how they choose to treat women, their work, and their family.
In each episode, we ask midwives questions like: How does birth control work?
What is a midwives role?
How do I connect with my community?
How can I connect to my children?
How will I get paid?
What’s a midam?
Where do I find birth control?
What do you like about being a midwoman?
What are your favorite moments as a midmom?
We also bring you behind-the-scenes content from our amazing team of filmmakers, including Lauren Haddock, Danielle Lussier, and Katie McDonough.
We’re also releasing 360 degrees births from the women who are working with us and are now ready to share with you.
In addition to 360 degrees childbirth, we will also be releasing midwife alliances with midwives and midwives working together across the country, as well as new midwitches.
These alliances are meant to empower women and families in different ways, but also have a common goal of sharing the power of birth in a meaningful way.
Our hope is that midwives and midwife groups will see 360- degrees midwives as a way to give back to the community by connecting them in a deeper way than any other partnership on the show.
Our first 360-degrees midwife is the amazing and talented Lauren Haddad, who will be a part of the alliance that we’re sharing with you today.
Lauren is a writer, performer, mother, and writer of two books.
In 2016, she wrote a memoir called “The Midwife’s Guide to Love, Power, and Self-Discovery,” which tells the story of how she became a mid-wife and what that meant to her.
Lauren also founded The Midwife Network, which connects midwives with other midwives through social media and community events.
Lauren’s other book, The Midwinder, tells the stories of women like Laura Luskin and Joanna Withers, and it’s currently on the New York Times best-seller list.
Lauren will be sharing her midwisdom with all of you on our new 360- Degrees Midwife show on The Walt Disney Channel.
What’s your midwife role?
What has it meant to you to become a midwaiter?
Let us know what you think in the comments below.