In my Georgetown essay, I sort of uncovered my metamorphosis a bit, in a way that I’m almost embarrassed to admit but I think is important to share. Before working at Hennepin, I saw almost exclusively “normal” births of upper-middle class women with enough resources to hire private birth support. Those initial scenes included non-medicated labors, waterbirths, precipitous multiparous deliveries, and uncomplicated home births. Fewer than 10% ended in the operating room as cesareans, only a few included a mother or father of color, and only one a single mother. So my “birth” into birth world was as a natural-food-eating practitioner of yoga who wanted to help women achieve vaginal births without an epidural.
Georgetown College Essay Questions 2015