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in a shower of
blood and white viscous fluid
the cry of life rings

one chapter of life
is ended; my youth exchanged
for his wellbeing… 18 more words


The Birth of Maeve Cecilia

I think this may be my briefest birth story yet. Lucy’s was certainly short (shockingly so, for a firstborn), and then Magdalena’s dragged on and on. 2,056 more words


What NOT to Say to a Pregnant Woman

It’s astounding to women how quickly pregnancy changes peoples’ interactions with them. Suddenly, all the social boundaries we enjoy seem to be wiped away–personal space? Nope, you’ll have people gravitating toward your baby bump like a planet to the sun, hand extended. 797 more words


Surviving Back Labor: A Birth Story

Since January 9 (when I went into labor), I’ve been attempting to find the words to describe what it feels like. I’d like to consider myself as  a bit of a wordsmith, so not having the ability to adequately describe the experience has bothered me. 658 more words

Back Labor

Why I choose to have a doula

When I became pregnant, I thought I had a leg up when it came to birth. I had been studying midwifery for 4 years and knew quite a bit about the physiology of birth and what to expect. 528 more words