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Posts made in June, 2014

Birds Learn From the Sky

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Birds Learn From the Sky

“…I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky.” ― Mark Nepo In other words, they learn by just being, by letting go, embracing, embodying, living life, and going with the natural flow. Reading this line from one of my favorite authors, again I am struck by how well it expresses what I see happen, time and again, in labor and birth. I always say that the biggest obstacle we face in labor is a huge cloud of unknowns hanging over...

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The Beauty and Necessity of Vulnerability in Birth

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Blog Posts |

The Beauty and Necessity of Vulnerability in Birth

Our American culture loves sensationalism and loves to scare women about childbirth. Women who have already given birth can be experts at zeroing in on unsuspecting and unfortunate others, whose blossoming bellies they take as an invitation to recount their carefully crafted birth horror stories. Even family members, friends, and coworkers jump on the scarey birth story band wagon and relate not only their fear conjuring stories, but their idea of “the only right way” to give birth. The media...

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Beasts of Burden in Birth

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Beasts of Burden in Birth

It was the end of a long day of driving through traffic, running errands, and grocery shopping. Finally arriving home, hot, tired, and thinking about the phone calls I still needed to make, and the dinner I needed to cook, I began to gather packages to carry in the house. My trunk and back seat were both filled with bags, and I groaned at the thought of fifteen trips in and out in the heat, how long it would take to accomplish it all, and then putting it away too. Determined to get everything...

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