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Dear Doctor, Midwife or Nurse

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Dear my dedicated OB-GYN, Midwife and/or Nurse,

Do VBACs make you nervous?

Do they stress you out to the point where all you can think about is the… 521 more words

Empowering Birth

Birth Movements in Brazil and Canada

Although I’ve tried to fit in some creativity here and there, the past month has been completely filled with school work and papers and journal articles. 749 more words

The Birth of Van

The smoke detectors in our house started going off at 2:30 in the morning on September 13th, 2013.  Steve (my husband) and I ran downstairs to see what was on fire.   1,495 more words

Empowering Birth

Time Traveling: Our First Sunshine, Stark.

The birth stories for my three children are written as letters to them. It’s not uncommon for me to openly refer to body parts with their biologically appropriate name, so if that offends you, please pass on this post. 1,805 more words




Evidence-based maternity care means practices that have been shown by the highest-quality, most current medical research to be most beneficial to mothers and babies (reducing incidences of injuries, complications and death), with care tailored to the individual. 565 more words


The Real Danger in America: Hospital Birth

As tempting as it is to make emotional arguments against the safety of home birth, asFeministe did recently, it’s not home births that are driving America’s high rates of maternal and fetal death. 1,098 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