How Boxing + Birth Overlap birth motherhood pregnancy Mar 01, 2021

Do you know I used to be a competitive boxer?

For six years, I trained and worked my ass off to become a champion.

 I think about that chapter of my life often and realized boxing and birth...

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The Bar for Birth is Too Low birth motherhood pregnancy Mar 01, 2021

The common mantra in our society is to have a "healthy mom and baby."

 And while OF COURSE that is what we all want, it's actually code for a mom and baby that end up alive after it's...

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What is a Doula? birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 22, 2021

A doula is usually a female caregiver that provides a laboring mother and her partner with continuous, nonjudgmental emotional and physical support throughout pregnancy and birth. 

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Who will be the first to touch your baby? birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 22, 2021

Who will welcome baby into the world as its first introduction to life and human contact outside the womb? Your hands? A gloved hand? A stranger? Your partner?

 

For my first birth, it was a...

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10 Steps to Prepare for Pregnancy preconception pregnancy Feb 21, 2021

When I share that my husband and I prepared for 18 months before even trying to get pregnant, I am usually met with wide eyed stares and a sense of bewilderment. Preparing for pregnancy isn’t...

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Birth At Home birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 21, 2021
This is birth. 
Normal, natural, biological, physiological birth. 
 This is birth at home. 
 Without being tethered to machines. Without being under constant surveillance....
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My Three Day, 70 Hour Unmedicated Home Birth birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 19, 2021

On April 1, 2017, I gave birth to my first child, Arya Rose. I decided to share the story of her birth because it was both normal and extraordinary, what I planned for but not what I expected and...

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A Village Prenatal Prayer motherhood prayer pregnancy sisterhood womanhood Feb 19, 2021
Divine Feminine, 
 
Please be with us in this sacred circle.
 
Allow us to honor, nurture and serve the pregnant women among us 
So that they remember......
 
This intimate...
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Questions to ask your healthcare provider birth motherhood pregnancy Feb 13, 2021

Congrats! You’re pregnant. Once the initial joy and happiness sets in, you may start to feel a bit overwhelmed and unsure of what to do first. While creating a registry or setting up the...

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