Pregnancy & Motherhood

Posted on the Feb 07, 2012 by Anonymous
Here are two stories from the same day about dad's delivering their own babies. We hear these stories pretty frequently - mom labors so quickly she ends up birthing in the car, at home, on the subway...
Posted on the Feb 03, 2012 by Carlin Ross
Kind of ironic, isn't it?  You can flaunt your breasts to titillate men but if you use them for their intended purpose everyone freaks out. 
Posted on the Feb 01, 2012 by Anonymous
Between 2004-2009 homebirth rates in the US rose by a huge 29%. While the percentage out of total births in the US was still extremely low (as of 2009 it was .72% of all births) the change is a...
Posted on the Jan 27, 2012 by Betty Dodson
Hello Betty, Before I start off, I must say that I am really enjoying everything that you and all your readers and contributors have put out on here. It's great to get some frank talk about sex and...
Posted on the Jan 22, 2012 by Anonymous
There was a recent article published in The Washington Post and on Slate called “The Truth About Epidurals”. This article presents some neutral information but chooses language that favors epidurals...
Posted on the Jan 12, 2012 by Anonymous
As a society, we don't see much information on pleasure during and after pregnancy. Seldom are the words seen together; yet ironically sex is what brought us to this point! Here are my top ten ways...
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...