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Posts made in July, 2014

Birth Preparation is not Project Management

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Birth Preparation is not Project Management

Labor and Birth are natural, dynamic processes that by their very nature are unpredictable, and subject to change. Birth is a living, dynamic process, and like all living processes it embodies natural principles of arising and passing, dependent origination, and a need to freely grow and express itself, each moment, in unhindered and unforced fashion. A living process cannot be controlled, forced, or made to fit a carefully, and easily calculable and forseeable mold. The form of its becoming...

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Birth Plans, or Visual Intentions of a Joyful Birth?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Birth Plans, or Visual Intentions of a Joyful Birth?

In my birth support practice, we don’t make “birth plans”. We make birth preference outlines, which are more flexible, and which we realize are not set in stone and can change, just like life and birth, which are living and dynamic processes, and for which change is normal. We don’t create rigid plans that have to then be hypervigilantly guarded against, lest someone should try to make changes to them. Instead, we use our birth planning session as an opportunity to help...

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