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Yeah, taking back birth is still the theme! On this one, I share some ethereal stuff as an intro and then get into some nuts and bolts about Kentucky midwifery licensing as I understand it. Ultimately, it’s not a topic that I want to blab on and on about but basic awareness allows me to […]

Taking Back (Kentucky) Birth

Taking Back Birth

And what I love about them, too! This was a list I started in my journal after some intense birth attending experiences. My list reflects the crazy nature of being an on call midwife, and is directly related to my own processing and emotional health. I will never “hate” birth, but there are some real […]

What I Hate About Births

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Melissa is a mother to four boys – ages 12, 11, 8 and 6 weeks – and an integrative health coach supporting mothers on their own personal journey of motherhood, in Twaine Harte, California. During her most recent birth, Melissa shares that the teaching that came through is the importance of connecting with the place […]

Finding Her Center in the Midst of Chaos: Melissa’s Birth Story as a Teacher In Deepening Her Trust In the Universe

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Emily is a reiki teacher, massage therapist and birthkeeper currently pursuing midwifery school outside of the system. Since experiencing the magic of undisturbed birth with her 2nd daughter Ixchel, she wants to share that the keys of reclamation for women can lie in trusting their deepest knowing and embracing birth as a sacred rite. Feminine […]

“Midwifery Is In Our Bones”: Emily’s Birth Story

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Caitlin is an aspiring doula and mother of 2 wildlings living in the Pacific Northwest. Through her two vastly different birth stories, she learned about the limitations of regulated midwifery, to trust her intuition above all else, and that doctors don’t always know what’s best. Her birth stories offer an important lesson on the value […]

Getting Her Mama Mojo Back: Caitlin’s VBAC Birth Story

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Ok folks, some lessons coming in as I get back to birth attending! Listen in to 5 things I’ve learned or discovered lately. Download This Podcast Transcript

5 Birth Lessons from the Field

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Linnea has birthed all six of her children at home – each one being unique, the best days of her life, and her most recent birth being a free birth with just her partner and toddler present. She believes birth is beautifully designed to work, and that a woman just has to trust, surrender, and […]

Tales from the Midwife’s Daughter: Linnea’s Sixth Birth and Weaving Older Children Into the Story as Labor Support

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Isa is the author of The New Return to the Great Mother: Birth, Initiation, and the Sacred Feminine and I had her on the podcast to share more about how we might implement these incredible tools and perspectives into the work we are doing as mothers, doulas and midwives. Join us as we explore Isa’s […]

A Conversation about The New Return to the Great Mother: Birth, Initiation, and the Sacred Feminine with author Isa Gucciardi

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At 23, Elena had no idea that her decision to say yes to her unplanned pregnancy would lead her on a 10 year journey of claiming the role of “being a mother” AND being okay with it. Her journey included leaving the same abusive relationship 6 times, a lot of tears, rage, suicidal & homicidal […]

Unpacking and Remapping: Elena’s Evolution into Living a Joygasmic Life

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