What does Shifrah's Sisters mean? "Shifrah" comes from the Hebrew root, "the capacity to make something better." Improving birth has been my passion since 2002 and is the energy that I wish to bring to the world and to my home birth midwifery practice. Shifrah and Puah were a mother-daughter team of midwives in the book of Exodus. Their legacy as strong women who listened to their hearts inspires me. I am awed knowing that I am a link in the tradition of midwifery that has been passed from generation to generation.