When birth is violent. Birth violence can be painfully obvious or insidiously subtle. Violence in birth is deeply woven into our US maternity care system. Common practices are all too often seen as “normal”. It may be common, but it is not “normal” and just because it happens all the time does not make it
“Birth is as safe as life gets” – Quote by Harriette Hartigan Really think about it… Nothing in life is “risk-free”, nothing. There are no guarantees in birth, in life, in death. Perspectives on birth range from “birth is normal until proven otherwise” or “birth is dangerous until proven otherwise”. THIS is a big distinction
I have a big question? A question that might be difficult to answer for a lot of people. These are legitimate, soul-searching questions I want you to really sit with. Think beyond the surface. . .
Midwife? OB? Doula? Not sure what they do or the differences between them?! Here’s a simple breakdown of what each does and which ones might be the best fit for you, your unique situation, and what you personally want for your pregnancy and birth!
Welcome to the wild world of parenthood! Your body has gone through (and is still going through) a whirlwind of physical and emotional changes! Know that you are amazing. This is a monumentally transformative time in your life. Let’s not sugar coat it… it’s tough. Learn more about what to expect here.
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