My Introduction Post... Finally!!!!

Hello!!!

I've been hanging around here since March this year, too scared to make my first post, because I felt like I would be a small insignificant drop in this overwhemling ocean of Steemit!!

Here I go!

I am a 20-something South African wife and mom, and my passion is midwifery and natural health. I am a professional nurse and currently provide home-based care for pregnant women in my town of Potchefstroom. This includes antenatal care, home births and postnatal care. I have been working as a professional nurse since 2013 and as a full-time private midwife since 2016.
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Here I am with my 2-year-old daughter, who is such an amazing person!!!!!!! She brings so much joy to my life!
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This is our cat, Wittie. Her name basically means small and white, in Afrikaans. She loves people a lot more than cats are famous for and is known for eating rats and leaving their heads and intestines lying around in the house..................

I would love to contribute my knowledge surrounding pregnancy and birth and natural healthy living to this community and learn from everyone else who has valuable knowledge and experience. I also enjoy anything diy, including sewing, crafts, gardening and cooking!! I would love to show the projects I have completed and get more interesting ideas from other people.

All the pictures in this post were taken by my talented sister at Living Mountain Photography https://www.facebook.com/LivingMountainPhotography/

I am excited to finally start my journey here on Steemit!!!!

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Welcome @vanessamidwife, it is great to see some more birth keepers on steemit, it is so important to empower more women around pregnancy and birth.I am a doula and a huge advocate for the Freedom of Birth. I look forward to following you.

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And I also look forward to following you!!

Congratulations @vanesaamidwife! You've received the 3rd place on the @sndbox Welcome Wednesday of this week and got a 25% vote from Sndbox, thanks to @aftabkhan10's nomination.

Swing by the Sndbox Discord and say hello!

Welcome aboard @vanessamidwife! I see you do two things that I love...midwifery and crafts! 😍 All five of my children were birthed by midwives and I am forever grateful to them for helping me have the natural births I’ve always wanted. Kudos to you for what you do for women! ❤️

I am so glad you found your way to the @steemitmamas and the @needleworkmonday discord groups! I am looking forward to chatting with you and getting to know you better. 😊

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Thank you!
I was the midwife for my own birth as well :'D.
I am also looking forward to this adventure!

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That is just amazing and such a blessing! Wow :D

Woo! Love your post - we've given you an upvote with a chance to be featured in the weekly curation. We encourage you to use the #naturalmedicine tag so we can more easily find you.

If you're a supporter of all things natural healing and haven't already got on board our collective, you might like to read our introductory post here. We'd also love to welcome you on Discord here!!

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Thank you!!
I would love to join on Discord!!! Please would you invite me again! I think I took to long to accept your invitation (I went to sleep....), so I would really appreciate it if you would invite me again @naturalmedicine!

Edit to add: I think I managed to get on discord by clicking a link at the end of your introductory post.

Welcome to the blockchain, @vanessamidwife!

P.S. It took me over a year to post my introduction.

Welcome Vanessa to the great community of Steemit, YESS You are a new Steemian now! I saw your #introduceyourself and its nice to meet you.
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Greetings from Brittandjosie from the Netherlands

A very warm welcome to this beautiful world!
Trust me, you are gonna love every single experience in here and over time you will grow an exclusive connection with this platform.
Wishing you the best of luck and success!

You can always feel free to get in touch with anyone on here to ask for guidance or just have a nice chat. ;)

Welcome aboard. Already you have a reputation of 46 which is pretty good.
Don't be scared. It's a big place and there is a lot to learn, but people are mostly friendly.

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Hi,

This is a lovely introductory post, Thank you for taking the time to write the post and say hello to the community!

I am here to help!

I would encourage you to keep posting and comment on others users content to help make a name for yourself and to get the most out of the platform!

Feel free to comment on my content and I'll up vote your comments! Drop me a follow so you can comment a lot and get a lot of my upvotes!

I have upvoted your post!

@charitycurator :)

Hi and welcome here! When I started on steemit, my biggest problem was to find interesting people to interact with. So, to help newcomers getting started I created a directory with other interesting and or talented steemians to follow or interact with. Feel free to check it out at https://www.steemiandir.com I am sure it will help you find like-minded people. Enjoy your stay here and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Welcome to Steemit!
Maybe you could share your knowledge on @air-clinic too? There's also an app for your smartphone ... and new contributors are always welcome.

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Thank you for the heads up! I'll definitely look into it!

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Thank you so much for your interest!

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Thanks! I will definitely be looking to get the app!

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Awesome! Let us know how it goes!

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Welcome to Steemit @vanessamidwife!

I wish you much success and hope you find Steemit to be as rewarding and informative as I have.

Here are some links you might find useful.
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Oh yea, I have upvoted you and followed you. Many blessings!

Thanks to @naturalmedicine and their resteem of your recent post, I am now able to support another fellow health nut ;) AND South African. Can't believe you only hung around since March. I've been blogging since April but maybe if I'd hung around I would've started off as well as you! Happy to see you have the right #naturalmedicine and @steemitmamas supporting you!

Welcome. Midwifery is a great profession

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Thank you. Looking forward to following you and learning more about gardening.

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Awesome thank you! I sent a friend's request on FB too!

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Welcome to Steem. Post away and share yourself. Most people here are pretty friendly and I think many are interested in your topics.
I had my three children at home with a midwife and have nothing but highest regards for what you do!

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Thank you!! Excited for what's in store.

Ooh, welcome!!!

That's a part if #naturalmedicine that we haven't had much of. Glad you're here :) are you on discord?

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Thank you! I definitely feel welcome!!
I believe I have found my way onto discord... Figuring this out bit by bit!

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Cool, I saw that another admin at NM already scooped you up :)

@ginabot is a really helpful virtual assistant that's used by most folks on steem. She allows us to tag each other and follow our favorite posts, tags, and people on here and makes the steem interface really smooth!

Hello and Welcome to the Steem Community @vanessamidwife!

I would love to feature your new introduction post in my weekly curation blog if you don't mind! You can find it on my profile, @Ma1neEvent.

You can also check out the @MinnowSupport Project, a community of Steemians on Discord Chat where you can interact, chat, network, and learn with other members of the Community! There is even a Steem based radio station there with shows hosted by Steemians, @MSP-Waves! Hop in the @MinnowSupport Pond and say hello sometime if you'd like!

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Thank you!!!! Super excited!

Hey there, looking forward to seeing this content as I am a natural health / nutrition coach myself. Together, we can help build the community to be healthier without the use of drugs and chemicals!!

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Yes, I absolutely agree that we need to move away from things that are harming our bodies!! Let's do this!!

Congratulations @vanessamidwife!
Your post was mentioned in the Steem Hit Parade for newcomers in the following categories:

  • Comments - Ranked 3 with 24 comments
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I also upvoted your post to increase its reward
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You will have a lot to share with the SteemVerse
It's great to have you here with us :)

welcome to steem and keep posting =) gonna have my newborn very soon =)

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I hope that you have a wonderful experience and enjoy your time with your newborn!

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Thank you! Looking forward to this adventure.

Welcome to Steem @vanessamidwife! Wishing you a fun and wonderful Steemland Adventure!!

@buckaroo and @craigcryptoking are also in SA. Both quality steemians :)

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Welcome welcome here to the blockchain where it fits everybody whether you are a mom or dad or businessman or entrepreneur or anything at all.

I am so happy to see you here and to find someone who has a home care antenatal skill. I foresee there will many mamas who will connect with you.

Have fun journey here. :)

Welcome to Steemit community! @ vanessamidwife
I wish you much success.

be constant and persevering!

Greetings from Venezuela

Hey Vanessa, welcome to Steemit. Wish you all the best for your start here an a happy new year 🎉

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Welcome to steemit Vanessa!

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Welcome @vanessamidwife.

Steemit is a place to be an a place e to learn everything you want to learn or acquire .

Stay blessed

You must be an Info Mom. You are beautiful and I love natural remedies as well.

Welcome to the steem blockchain @vanessamidwife
I am sure, that you will like and love it here!

Happy new year!

Hello you are welcome to steemit community..

Welcome @vanessamidwife, greetings from another health proffesional! Congratulations on taking that first step and joining this wonderful community. It also took me some time to publish my first post, so I know how you feel, but you know what they say, good things are worth waiting for!

Welcome @ vanessamidwife! I can't believe you've been hanging around since March! It sounds like you could have some very interesting posts coming out so I followed you and look forward to hearing more from you!

Hello, I have recommended your post to @sndbox to give you more exposure on this platform.

Keep up the good work.

Here is the link to the post, check the comments section.

https://steemit.com/community/@sndbox/introducing-newcomers-with-welcome-wednesdays-steemonboarding-contest-5

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I join you, you seem to be very valuable person, nice to meet you ❤️ I'm looking forward your new posts and know you and your little doughter more 😊😊 Greetings

Hi @vanessamidwife,

my gf is in the midst of getting her midwifery degree here, so there's all kinds of birth stuff in my personal sphere.. fascinating stuff.. and kudos to giving back in such an important way!

Love the photos, both are adorable.. your sister takes a good pic..

Looking forward to finding out more about your life and journey..

Hey @vanessamidwife great first post, you sound like you have some great knowledge you can share with us, hope you found/find your way over to the @natural-medicine discord channel lots of likeminded people in there 🙂

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Vanessa, your knowledge here are going to be useful for everyone, thank you and welcome (: