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I Can't Afford a Homebirth and Other Money Issues

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First Babies Can Fall Out But Often They Don't

Taking Back Birth

Are You a Birth Witch?

Spirituality

How We Named 
Our Babies

Mothering

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An hour before birth, I still was not sure this was “it” because I was not experiencing pain. 10 minutes before, I knew she was in position to be born even though I was not pushing at all. All of the sudden, her head emerged in one strong fetal ejection reflex contraction, before I could […]

The Birth of Cove River

Birth Videos

Interestingly enough, this is a question we get somewhat frequently (sometimes indirectly), and every time we do, it is surprising all over again, because we don’t feel like we hide or separate out our spirituality from our work. Well, we felt like it would be worth finally putting an answer in one place. This is […]

But Are You…..Pagans?

Taking Back Birth

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Get the story of one (scared) dad’s journey from hospital birth to homebirth. Discover the real fear that we all have deep, deep down (It’s not about homebirth.) A powerful tip for how to deal with family who just don’t get why you’d want to have your baby at home. Finally, get an answer to […]

A Dad’s Journey into Home Birth

Podcast

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Written by Emma Tillman In the United States, we have reached a critical mass of separation from our essential selves, and in no more clear place does this show up than in the way we birth. The predominant system forces us as birthing women to conform to a set of rules and regulations that are […]

The Wisdom of Physiological Pushing

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We often learn, as we are finding our power, how to say NO. “No” is so valuable and an essential skill that many of us need to practice. We are so used to saying yes that it can feel new and exciting and scary to say NO! No, I won’t wear that mask. No, I […]

Finding Your Yes in Birth

Pregnancy

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Did you know that midwives can provide incredible preconception care, too? It is something that most people don’t take advantage of, and in efforts to really serve the community across the lifespan (like midwives have done for forever), I wanted to give some breathing room to this topic. In this post I’ll tell you about […]

Before You Conceive: The Support That Women Really Need

Nutrition

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Does something about doula certification just not sit right with you? Welcome to the club! Sometimes I genuinely forget that being anti-certification and pro-autonomy is still a radical position to take. Thankfully, I am a part of some pretty mainstream birth worker groups so every now and then I get a stark reminder – oofta! […]

Why Doula Certification Is Stupid and Radical Birth Work is the Revolution

Politics

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I’m not sure if this is going to be interesting to people or not, but it is something I created while watching the videos I have of my second labor and birth while trying to figure out how to perhaps edit them together into a longer video for folks. It is a mix of quotes […]

Aero’s Birth Notes and Transcript

Podcast

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So much has unfolded and changed in the last few weeks, and while MY life feels mostly the same (albeit busier) I wanted to share some of the reflections and perspectives that I have had stewing, just waiting for the right time to share. The are strange and wonderful things happening in the world right […]

No More Business as Usual

Politics

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