Pregnancy & Motherhood

Posted on the Jan 03, 2012 by Anonymous
Pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period can wreck havoc on a woman's body. Your growing uterus creates extra pressure and displaces vital internal organs. Childbirth can cause damage to...
Posted on the Jan 01, 2012 by Anonymous
A woman can birth her baby with an experience of empowerment and deep connection to herself and her baby - something I have seen many times. The power of a woman birthing her own baby can take place...
Posted on the Dec 27, 2011 by Anonymous
Aviva Romm was a homebirth midwife for over 20 years before attending Yale Medical School and becoming a family practice doctor. Her experience catching her own grandchild captures what I see, day in...
Posted on the Dec 18, 2011 by Carlin Ross
Mothers in Brighton staged a breastfeeding flash mob - they want the right to breastfeed their children in public places. I've heard so many people blabber on and on about how they don't want to see...
Posted on the Dec 14, 2011 by Betty Dodson
Dear Betty, I went to a doctor the other day and he ask me if I have children, I said no, and he told me that I have to have because many illness appears for not having children, I'm in my 40´s and I...
Posted on the Dec 12, 2011 by Anonymous
Robin Lim is a midwife and community health advocate. She lives in Bali where she has created a health and birth center run on donations. Robin and her work illustrate that gentle birth in an out of...
Posted on the Dec 11, 2011 by Anonymous
I just read an excellent piece from Bitch Magazine. A commentary that uses the depiction of childbirth from one particular new TV show, to explore depictions of women giving birth on television and...
Posted on the Dec 08, 2011 by Anonymous
This morning Carlin sent me a link to this youtube video.  Videos like this make me angry. This video, though self-described as educational, does not provide education. The only accomplishment I...
Posted on the Dec 03, 2011 by Anonymous
Since my last post about finding our voices as women I’ve seen several articles, blog posts and Facebook comments, along with a couple personal experiences related to this subject. So much so I feel...
Posted on the Nov 22, 2011 by Anonymous
The first time I met Betty and Carlin, we talked about the process of finding our voices and learning to speak up. I said I had learned through being a doula and speaking up in large medical...
Posted on the Oct 20, 2011 by Solo Sexualist
Virgin’s post about not wanting children made me think of the possible reasons why so many women from my generation seem to be missing the maternal instinct. For most of my life, I’ve been against...
Posted on the Oct 17, 2011 by Anonymous
I Google weird shit all the time. Really, I do. I get curious about things that are probably inappropriate to ask my peers (or anyone, for that matter), so I run to my trusty search engine to find...
Posted on the Oct 02, 2011 by Anonymous
Amnesty International recently published this ad in an effort to raise awareness about the United States Maternal Health Care Crisis. It is, indeed, a crisis.  
Posted on the Sep 22, 2011 by Betty Dodson
I have not been able to orgasm since July 2010. I got pregnant and had a child. I figured by now I would be able to orgasm once again. I have tried everything, intercourse, masturbation with and...