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Creativity and Birth

Giving birth is a highly creative act, possibly the most creative act we can engage in as women. Experiencing birth can help us tap into and align ourselves with a greater creative power. One way to prepare for birth is to become comfortable with our own creative powers. The more we trust in our creative process, the more open we can be to the creative power of birth. Creativity is about expression; when we give voice to our deepest, innermost selves, we then become comfortable trusting our inner knowing. Read more…. Creativity and Birth

Wisdom of the Midwives: Trauma

How Do You Work with Women Who Have Had Trauma in a Previous Birth or in Life? Conversations from Facebook

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Revitalizing Midwifery: Reimagining the Doula’s Role

A doula delves deep into the role of the doula—what it is, what is could be, what it should be, and why we need to seriously consider it

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International Association of Professional Birth Photographers 2019 Competition

International Association of Professional Birth Photographers 2019 Competition

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Prenatal Ultrasound and Gastroschisis

This article addresses the 20-week ultrasound that is now standard for some pregnant women and a case in which not having one done saved the mother from a cesarean.

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Life of a New Midwife: The Heart of Healing

A new midwife of color tells about some challenges she faced in her journal through midwifery school and how her first year as a midwife is now bearing fruit.

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Holding Space for Birthworkers

Midwives, as well as their clients, become traumatized and need compassionate care. This article encourages us to take care of ourselves too.

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Tools for Easing Grief and Birth Trauma

Whether naturopathy, herbalism, homeopathy, counseling, or energy work—all are tools for to help birthworkers ease grief and birth trauma in their clients.

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Birth Behind Bars: The Difference Trauma-informed Doula Care Can Make

With mass incarceration in the US, we now have more women of childbearing age in prison than ever before. Lieser discusses the shortcomings of giving birth behind bars, and how doulas can help support these women to have a better birth.

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