My physical body was refreshed by the sun, and my birth spirit was rejuvenated!
Picture a birth scene for me. Got it? Ok, now remove any blinking machine. Delete those tubes traveling into a woman's body. Dim the lights. Erase the hospital bed and the baby warmer. Take the hands off the giant clock. And, finally, get rid of cervical exams. Yes, completely. What are you left with? Hmmm.... … Continue reading Normal Birth Series: What Should Birth Look Like?
Every birth changes you. I'm a new person after each of my own babies arrive (Read Baby #1's story here. And Baby #2's story here.) and every birth I attend as a doula or friend moves me or teaches me in some way. But, the birth of Logan - one year ago today - shifted … Continue reading The Birth That Changed Everything
Edited to add: I want to rewrite this story someday. Even though I had a VBAC (and then another!) after Titus' birth, the details of his arrival are still raw and difficult. My heart went to deep, dark places that I'm sure only God witnessed and could comfort. However, I'm going to leave this very … Continue reading My Cesarean Birth – Cesarean Awareness Month