I saw this video floating around Facebook and I had mixed emotions. On one hand, I felt grateful and joyful that I can provide hour long visits and compassionate care to my clients. On the other hand, I felt truly sad and discouraged that 99% of pregnant American women are spending so little time with their care providers.  I know there are always exceptions to the rule but the standard OBGYN visit is not conducive to a healthy mind, body and soul. The Midwifery model really allows me to show compassion and love to my clients. Spending anywhere from 12 to 14 hours with my clients through their pregnancy allows me to really get to know them and their families. I wish every pregnant woman could have a midwife by her side through her pregnancy and birth.