Tag Archives: Ina May Gaskin

Daddies in the Birthing Room and as Labor Support

It does a man good to see his lady being brave while she has their baby… it inspires him. – Ina May Gaskin CPM (midwife) Some of my most memorable moments as a childbirth educator and doula has been watching … Continue reading

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Writing a Birth Plan

Writing your birth plan can be one of the highlights of the final months of your pregnancy.  It can give to time to dream, work through fears, and discuss your hopes with your maternity care provider.  It is important to … Continue reading

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Bonding with Your Baby – Before Birth

Motherhood begins at the moment we internalize the fact that we got a positive result on the pregnancy test we took.  Whether the pregnancy was planned or unplanned we immediately begin realizing that we are no longer responsible for only ourselves, but … Continue reading

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Inspirational Birth Quotes

Ina May Gaskin, CPM – Spiritual Midwifery (1977) We have found that there are laws as constant as the laws of physics, electricity, or astronomy whose influence on the process of the birthing cannot be ignored.  The midwife or doctor … Continue reading

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Is Homebirth a Safe Option?

Last week there was an article released online with a print version due in September of this year in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on a new “study” or meta-analysis of the safety of homebirth by Joesph Wax … Continue reading

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Birth in Eastern Kentucky – Part 3 (The Future)

Currently, all across the United States we have seen an increase in medical interventions used routinely in normal low risk birth that coincides with physicians being the primary prenatal caregivers and birth attendants.  Since the writing of the last entry, … Continue reading

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My Birth Heroines

Birth Activist is a blog that is hosting a blog carnival in celebration of Women’s History Month.  We have been asked to blog about a woman who has inspired us in the realm of pregnancy and childbirth.  Our birth heroine.  … Continue reading

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