Gennelle Miles - North Carolina
My name is Gennelle Miles. To give you a bit of background on myself, I am a woman of strong faith in JESUS CHRIST, a devoted wife of a Pastor, and a mother who would do anything for her children. I have always been interested in Birth Work, but being a mother of six, it just was not a possibility. Having experienced natural birth myself, that many times, I am keenly aware of the amount of support a birthing mother requires to obtain the "best possible outcome". Three of my births (my girls) were in hospitals and I remember how uncomfortable I was, how alone I felt, even with my husband, who was highly attentive and supportive, I felt like I was the only one going through this, with a room full of strangers. The next 2 births were AMAZING. All of my boys were born at home, I was able to move about freely, smell everything and anything that was familiar, hug and love on my children, and just be in my own space. I distinctly remember feeling loved and supported and it gave me a sense of peace and calm, even in the rough moments, I was able to cling to that feeling. But it wasn't until my last birth that I got to experience what it is like to have MOTHERS present at my birth, women who had experienced what I was smack dab in the middle of. I watched as these women cared for me, cared for my husband, and doted on children when I could not, the love in my home was palpable!! It was then after my last son was born that my desire of Birth Work was reawakened, I promised myself when my youngest turned 5 (he will be this December) would pursue a career in the Birthing Field. When my oldest got married and subsequently, pregnant with my soon to be grandson, I leaped at the opportunity to share with her all I have learned and experienced. I began to pour all this knowledge into her and promised I would be there to guide her through her own experience. Trust me when I tell you I am not doing this ONLY for the sake of my own daughter, although I am very aware of how much support a young birthing mother needs, I am doing this for all young mothers, who may not have access to loving, caring, knowledgeable, and experienced women to guide them through pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. I wish I had someone like me for the births of my older children, I want to be that for her and for others. I thank you kindly and I am grateful that you are taking the time to read this post. I believe with all of my heart that I am built for this work, I understand that it will be strenuous at times, but like I always tell my children, anything worth doing is worth working hard to complete!!