Aurelia assists women both in her home and in the women’s homes. If the labor is long, she stays with the woman. She says manzanilla (common chamomile) or malva (mallow) and food oil enema provide pain relief. Read more…. Searching for Lost Treasure
Photo by Caroline Brown
As men took over birth, intuition, instinct and oral tradition were replaced. These skills are still important.
Read more…. Intuition, Women and Birth
Photo by Alicia Elliott
Time to shine a light on unexplained stillbirth in late pregnancy.
Read more…. The Tragedy of Stillbirth
Photo by Marilyn Nolt
Postpartum hemorrhages are almost always due to inappropriate interference. Learn why.
Read more…. Putting an End to Women’s Global Slaughter Bleeding to Death
Photo by Alicia Petresc
A discussion of the iliopsoas muscle’s vital role in the expression and resolution of fear.
Read more…. Birthing Fear: The Iliopsoas Muscle
This article discusses three different breech births and lessons learned. Read more…. Three Surprise Breeches
We need to rethink risk assessment and how it is used in childbirth. Read more…. Reconsidering Risk
We are mammals. Most mammals birth fine. So what happened to us? We used to birth fine. Women in "primitive" cultures birth fine. What happened to modern women? Read more…. The Battle Is in the Mind
Who or what are we protecting the perineum from? A different take on birthing. Read more…. Honoring Body Wisdom