The Midwives' Cauldron

Leaving midwifery and speaking out for women's rights -An interview with Kemi Johnson

May 09, 2022 Kemi Johnson Season 3 Episode 11
The Midwives' Cauldron
Leaving midwifery and speaking out for women's rights -An interview with Kemi Johnson
Show Notes

In this episode we have the fabulous Kemi Johnson on to chat with us. Kemi is a mother, birthkeeper in the birthroom, birth educator and birth activist. Formerly an independent midwife, registered in the UK she is now freely following her calling to facilitate healthy ecstatic births for mothers, and their babies. We chat with Kemi about home birth, free-birth, and why the reported outcomes can often be misunderstood. We look at induction, and childbirth outcomes, time frames in birth, as well as breech birth. 

We find out why Kemi left midwifery and started speaking out. Her thoughts on becoming a "safe" midwife and working as an independent birth keeper. We talk tough about the difficulty midwives & doulas are currently facing in our maternity systems, and how we can best serve families as birth keepers and protectors whilst maintaining our own health. 

This will be a brilliant but tough listen at times, however a conversation we need to be having and acknowledging. 

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