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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 23rd March

Today’s posting begins with assassin of Rasputin, Prince Felix Felixovich Yusupov was born in 1887, and who we have to thank for St. Vitus’ dance sufferer Bobby Farrell plus Boney M for the song about his target. 633 more words

Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery

I am so aggravated right now, my niece is in the hospital being forced into labor and everyone is talking about epidurals and the baby being to stubborn because she won’t get out. 3,540 more words

On (my) Womanhood...

Let me tell you what I’ve learned about being a woman… It is fucking hard. I told a friend just the other day that I have finally learned to stand up for myself, to protect my energy and to listen to that voice inside pushing me to speak, to follow the butterflies out of my stomach into my throat and out of my mouth…to let myself be heard. 1,076 more words

Home birth: an introduction

I had both of my babies at home – one in the dining area in my apartment. The second in my bedroom.

When I tell people this I get a little push back. 543 more words

Pelvic Floor Rehab

Some hurt doesn't stop

Tonight has not been a good night. I have had to comfort a sobbing daughter after some lowlife assaulted her. It is doubly sad because of the distance and the inability to simply destroy those that seek to hurt my children. 445 more words

Essential Guide to Hormones in Labor & Birth

Unfortunately, this topic does not receive the attention it deserves. I am fascinated and amazed by the complex orchestration and delicate interplay of hormones throughout labor and delivery, yet many times interventions during birth disrupt this unique process and create consequences which are problematic for labor, delivery, the postpartum period and beyond. 286 more words

Third baby, first time with a doula

For World Doula Week we will be sharing a series of interviews with people who experienced doula support. We’re starting with Sarah one of the Hampshire doulas who was also lucky enough to have a doula for her third birth. 1,239 more words

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