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I get the honor of talking to my friend Christina again on this podcast about her 3rd baby’s birth. Christina has appeared before, when she shared about her first VBAC at home, but this story of her daughter comes with even more profound lessons. There were some clinical things for her to share and for

A Shoulder Dystocia and Resuscitation: The Indie Birth of Veda Rose

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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

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This podcast has been a long time coming! People often ask how we keep our 10 kids healthy; what modalities we use and so on. I think I more than covered it here; I talk about my own childhood health, belief systems that keep us bound to sickness, ways I want to inspire my kids

Mothering #6 – My Kids’ Health and Wellness

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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?

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I am starting the year with a review of the births experiences in which I had the honor of being in the midwife role. There were first time mamas, and fifth time mamas. There were water births and land births. Boys and girls (just about even!) and of course each experience was unique and beautiful

From the Midwife Perspective: The Year’s Birth Experiences (a Review)

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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

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You’ve likely read the birth story (indiebirth.org/rumisol) but this is a long podcast I did with baby Rumi on my lap about his pregnancy and birth from a spiritual perspective. This birth was an initiation; and I recorded this so I would remember all the cool and crazy details that make up this tale. I

Behind the Scenes: The Magical Tale of Rumi Sol

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I didn’t plan on becoming pregnant during what will probably be a very historical (albeit chaotic and crazy) time in world history. But my sweet son had other plans, and navigating the pregnancy and even the birth experience (now newly postpartum and this virus thing is still not “over”) has taught me many new things.

How Being Pregnant During Covid Was Weird

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Here I sit with a sleeping baby Rumi; just having pulled the first card from a deck I bought when pregnant with him. The deck appeared at about the same time that he told me his name, and these beautiful cards have sat unopened until now. 8 days after birth. ** Wow, what a ride

A Card for Rumi

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