[Michelle & Michael Bergandi welcomed the smiliest little gal this side of the Mississippi at home this past December. I love the journey this little lady took her family on leading up to her arrival. I laughed, I cried, I winced, I cheered. Welcome earthling! ~julie] “We must attempt to tell the whole truth about birth, … More Birth Story: Kindle Rose
A sweet soul in our community, long-time doula Cynthia Koerner is bringing Dancing for Birth(TM) to Central Florida. It’s this Saturday, March 27th at 2pm, and you need to register in advance. Learn More & Register The prenatal/postpartum dance classes incorporate dance moves from around the world that best prepare you to give birth. You’ll … More Dancing for Birth
So, Maya went on an “I Love You” fest last night and this morning. I took this video in the morning, towards the tail end of our pillow talk, so she was getting pretty tired of saying it, but you get the essence. She says it right in the first 10 seconds of this clip … More I Love You Too, Maya
Amber, my soul sister & owner of Shine On Yoga keeps yabbering on and on about the psoas muscle. What the heck is a psoas muscle, you ask? I’m not quiet sure, but apparently I shouldn’t interfere with it by encouraging Maya to walk (or stand) prematurely. Now, I claim Maya initiated standing all on … More For Amber
I am disgusted by the systemic racism in maternal care after reading this shocking report just released by Amnesty International. Not only does this report describe how broken our birthing industry is, it describes a dark side that my look-at-me-birth-so-ecstatically white self is embarrassed by. “The awful truth behind the shocking numbers is that at … More Birthing While Black. There, I said it.
Some great ideas in this article. Below is an excerpt that I think puts this event in perspective. Ladies so much care into planning their wedding day, but act like a child’s birth is just happening to them and it’s beyond them to actually craft it into a sacred homecoming. Of course, you can get … More Creatively Financing Your Home Birth | Central Florida Green Guide
Written by Julie Norris | Photos by Cristy Nielsen Ten centimeters — the golden labor measurement. Being informed and believing in your body’s natural ability are the first steps toward exploring the many approaches that offer a kind and gentle experience into motherhood. Documentaries such as Ricki Lake’s The Business of Being Born and the … More 10 Centimeters
From the amazing artist, Marabou Thomas, who is showing his art for the first time at my cafe this month. Makes an interesting point.
Wow, the New York Times…awesome! “The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation is different. Its hospital, run by the Navajo Nation and financed partly by the Indian Health Service, prides itself on having a higher than average rate of vaginal births among women with a prior Caesarean, and a lower Caesarean rate over all. As … More NYT: Lessons at Indian Hospital About Births
Listen to Obstetricians, Doulas, Neonatologists, Midwives, Psychologists, Pediatricians, and other Physicians explain how our health care system is failing babies and mothers and what we can do about it. This is a great short featuring Orlando’s own Jennie Joseph. Watch the full video here: http://www.reducinginfantmortality.com About the Film: The current US Health Care System is … More Reducing Infant Mortality