When Birth is Violent - Wild World Mama
Birth Advocacy

When Birth is Violent

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

Read More »
"Birth is as safe as life gets" - Quote by Harriette Hartigan. Wild World Mama Blog Post
Birth Advocacy

Birth is as safe as life gets.

“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

Read More »
Wild World Mama - Miscarriage
Pregnancy + Birth

Miscarriage & Loss

Around 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. Here I share my personal story in hopes that it might help someone else going through something similar. I’ve also listed some loss resources in case you or someone you know has or is experiencing a loss.

Read More »
3 leaves compared on table
Pregnancy + Birth

Midwife, OB, Doula. What’s the Difference?

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!

Read More »
Wild World Mama - What to Expect: Newborn
Mindful Parenting

Newborn – What to Expect.

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.

Read More »
Kristen Mantell
Love Kristen Mantell, BBCI

Owner of Wild World Mama, LLC
DONA-Trained Birth Doula
Certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor
Professional Graphic Designer & Website Developer

letter icon


Inspiration, Tips, New Offerings! Feel-good, informative emails straight to your inbox.


Scroll to Top

Before you go!

Get your FREE digital Marketing guide for Birth workers!

With BONUS workbook to plan the whole year!

Free Digital Marketing Strategy Guide for Birth Workers - Wild World Mama