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In honor of World Doula Week (March 22nd-28th) I am going to be writing a 5 part Miniseries about Midwifery/Doulas and the natural home/center birthing. 740 more words


Birth Pains

By Rumbi

“For the first time in my life, I understand the concept of home: it is not a refuge, not necessarily a snuggly place of warmth and cheery domesticity, not some essential rightness like the satisfying click that releases a lock, but rather a sense of peace with contradiction.

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The documentary that opened up a whole new world.

I just watched Ricki Lake’s documentary, The Business of Being Born…and WOAH.  I, for most of my life, had no clue how many options women have. 325 more words

Good Living

Pregnant and Incarcerated

Pregnancy is a huge physical burden. The risks are enormous, the strain on organs is immense, and the modern mortality rate of both birther and birthed is frightening. 372 more words

Got Placenta?...

*** Updated 8/21 – When Bridget got her iron level checked pre-delivery it was at 10.6 g/dL. Today after one week supplementing with the placenta pills, it was 12.9 g/dL. 2,896 more words

Full term.


It’s the eve of two weeks to go. I’m fairly certain I’ve never been so anxious for anything to occur in my entire life as I am for this Guppy to decide he’s ready to make his big debut. 1,058 more words


Project: Inform Me - The Business of Being Born

The next documentary in my Project: Inform Me series is The Business of Being Born, a film recommended to me by two great friends I made last semester. 576 more words

Project: Inform Me