It's been far too long since I've posted anything to my blog. We're living in Mexico thanks to my husband's job sending him on an extended work assignment and including his family. Life is pretty nice here. Beautiful weather (most of the time), a maid three days a week, a gardner twice a week, kids… Continue reading Birth Can’t Be Trusted!…..REALLY?
"Why would you want to give birth naturallywhen you live in a time in medical history when you don't have tofeel the pain of childbirth?" This is the most commonly asked question when a couple decides togive birth without medication and especially when a couple chooses to birth at home. It's hard to believe that… Continue reading WHY Birth Naturally?
When I meet a pregnant woman and start asking her questions about her pregnancy, I'm listening for some very specific words. These words teach me if this is a woman who has given her birth authority away or not. Words like "allow," "let," "agrees" and other such words have no place in the vocabulary of… Continue reading TAKE IT! It Belongs to YOU!
I have been blessed to give birth eight times. Seven have been in the hospital. This is true not because I was ever afraid of birth or concerned for the safety of myself or the baby, with the exception of the last birth. Babies one through six were born in the hospital - one using… Continue reading What Home Birth Taught Me
For some reason our society has this belief that holding our children will somehow spoil them. I beg to differ and so does Anthropologist, Dr. Ashley Montagu who sadly passed away in 1999. He left behind the book Touching: the Human Significance of the Skin. Dr. Montagu states, “The language of the senses, in which… Continue reading Hold Them All You Want!