Tagged with waterbirth

A time for my own joy and healing

Three months ago I welcomed my baby girl into my arms. I have been deliberating whether or not to post my birth story here on my blog. I decided not to (if you email me, I will send it to you) but I do want to share news of her arrival and what a joyous … Continue reading

Birth belongs to women, babies, and families

For the vast majority of our history as a species, pregnancy and birth have been the domain of women. Not women physicians, surgeons, or even midwives — just women! We know, in our collective consciousness, that birth will always belong to women. The trade union representing obstetricians in the US, ACOG,  continues its smear against … Continue reading

Our stories: one woman’s VBAC Homebirth! (short)

This woman’s story could be told by tens of thousands of American women, but it is her story, her triumph as an individual woman that will inspire others. Like this warrior mama, too many women are coerced or led into cesareans for “failed inductions” and/or babies that “cannot fit” through their pelvises. Many of these … Continue reading

Gisele Bundchen talks about her home waterbirth

At first you might think  ‘Who would have thunk? Supermodels are choosing to have natural homebirths with midwives?’ But Gisele’s waterbirth at home is testament to the wide range of women from all walks of life  who are choosing woman-centered, safe, instinctive, autonomous birth at home. Hopefully her birth story will inspire some much needed … Continue reading