Made For This

Natalie Hicken is Still Made to Be a Midwife

Dec. 24, 2019

““If you need it, there will be people in your corner.” // What happens when the thing you do becomes who you think you are? Is burnout something we should be ashamed of? How do you start to actually speak up when you’re simply not okay with where you’re at? // Natalie gives us a real gift of vulnerability in this catch-up conversation. She knows that someone will need to hear her story and her encouragement to share your journey with others. We get deep into the feelings, expectations, and difficult practices of working through burnout to find what is waiting on the other side. This is a journey of sustainable life rhythms, being honest with yourself, and leaning on your community. // The last time Natalie was on the show was way back in episode 13. We talked about the ups and downs of being a Midwife, how she discovered this was what she was made for, and the budding idea of opening her own practice. A few years later, now she has been through significant trauma, burnout, and has had to hold this career with an open hand as she separates her identity from her job.

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