I first read “Indie Birth: A Story of Radical Birth Love” during my time working through the Birth Warrior Project, which aims to enlighten doulas on this “radical” perspective of birthing. It is written by Maryn Green and Margo Blackstone, two independent midwives (and independent thinkers) who share the stories involved in their embrace ofContinue reading “Book Review: “Indie Birth: A Story of Radical Birth Love””
I’ll start with this: baby-feeding questions tend to be high on a new parent’s priority list! Breastfeeding is an important part of the baby-making continuum that includes pregnancy and birth and is extended with the growing of baby outside the womb. Understanding how to feed your baby is crucial to learn during pregnancy, and knowingContinue reading “Book Review: “Breastfeeding Made Simple” by Kendall-Tacket & Mohrbacher”
Many childbirth books offer a picture of the birth process that has been influenced by the medical model as a standard. “Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth” describes birth as a physiological process, with respect to the many variations of natural (unmedicated) vaginal birth. I consider this book to be a must-read for anyone who desiresContinue reading “Book Review: “Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth” by Ina May Gaskin”
We can all learn quite a few helpful things from “Cut, Stapled, and Mended: When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean” — the memoir of a woman fighting for a vaginal birth after cesarean, and finding her authentic self in the process.