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Opting Out 102: My daughter was born on the living room floor...

This is the second post of the “Opt Out” Series…ideas that can be implemented on an individual level to make a principled stand.

To be fair, there was an underpad beneath her – kind of like those pads you put under a sheet if someone wets the bed.   500 more words

Opt Out

Unassisted Childbirth

Quote on Giving Birth

Men, you would never let another man between your wife’s legs while she is lying in bed half naked in your bedroom, right? 788 more words


Dangers of Hospital Births: Why Birthing in a Hospital Can Cause More Problem's than it Solves - SEPARATION ANXIETY


Separation Anxiety

Perhaps the most egregious and unnecessary interference with the normal birth sequence is the separation of mother and baby immediately after birth. Even a ten-minute separation is too long during this critical first hour after birth—it prevents the natural nipple stimulation that increases the mother’s oxytocin, which will contract the uterus and prevent a postpartum hemorrhage. 1,217 more words


Two Years

Two years ago, about this time, I was in a situation that millions of american women face every day. I was fighting an annoyed hospital staff for the right to give birth the way I wanted to, and the way I knew my body was capable. 1,466 more words

Birth Story: A Few Reflections

In my birth story there wasn’t space to share the resources that helped us to prepare mentally, physically and spiritually for this marathon!  So I thought I’d share those here. 328 more words

Birth & Babies

Vitalia Joy Cardillo

Vitalia Joy Cardillo
Born at home on April 15, 2014 – 4:25 pm
On a warm, drizzly afternoon

Giving Thanks

Birth Certificates and Other Insane Things

My dad didn’t have birth certificate. He was born on the farm and the only doctor around for miles and miles was a veterinarian. The vet had no clue that he had to file such info, you didn’t file when a horse gave birth! 809 more words