From before conception to after your baby is born, there will be a multitude of things you’re not so clear about. Naturally you’ll want to turn to your care provider for insights on any issues that arise, or to elaborate upon what you’ve learned elsewhere. When a policy is announced or enforced, a test orContinue reading “Questions To Ask Your Care Provider in Pregnancy”
What is Bengkung Belly Binding? This is a traditional Malaysian method of promoting healing after an event of disconnection within the mid-torso, part of a sealing ceremony known as ‘closing the bones.’ A long piece of fabric (cotton, muslin, etc) is wrapped tightly around the torso from the pubic bone to just under the breasts.Continue reading “Belly Binding F.A.Q.”
Yes, I have biases. Do I consider myself a non-judgmental birth worker? Also yes, but judgments are not the same as biases. All human beings operate with inherent biases. So, how much do biases actually matter in the birth space? The answer is, I think, as much as you want them to. My agenda isContinue reading “What You Should Know About My Birth Biases”
Obviously, a lot of changes are happening for pregnant and birthing people today. The current state of affairs has COVID-19 impacting policies and protocols in health institutions everywhere. Please be aware that guidelines and policies are changing almost daily, so check in with your local, national and global health experts for the most up-to-date information.
You may be wondering, what does advocacy in birth even look like? First know this: it’s crucial for any birthing person to be aware of the policies and systemic restrictions of the intended birth place. This means not only getting on the same page with your care provider about how they approach various scenarios, butContinue reading “How To Advocate For Yourself In Birth”