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The Uncomfortable Feminist

I am a birth worker,

arguably the most woman-centric job on the planet. I work with women at their most vulnerable, most powerful, most female. Giving life is something only we can do. 389 more words

Doula

My First Birth, and Why I Could Have Had A Doula

Let’s face it. No one really knows what they are doing when it comes to their first pregnancy. We can read all the “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”, other parenting, and new mom books, but none of that really prepares you for what is going to happen. 968 more words

Baby

As I’m approaching 35 weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about the internal exams that are done starting at 36 weeks. I’m actually thinking of saying no to them. 426 more words

Pregnancy

Birthing Like a Rockstar - A Northside-Cherokee Hospital Birth Story

Hospital Birth

The Unexpected Natural Birth - Part 2

“Just so you know… I’m totally open to the idea of a c-section now,” I remember telling the team delivering my sons. I swear there were ten people all around me; I only had maybe three or four when I delivered my daughter (not including family). 343 more words

Babies

The Unexpected Natural Birth - Part 1

March 16, 2016 marks the day in which I screamed and toiled to bring my twin boys into this world. At Loma Linda University Medical Center in the operating room, I begged for no more as I struggled to push them into the world. 278 more words

Babies