So, I went to opening night of Babies, and unlike the Weekly I give it four stars, I would give it five if they had shown more of the births. First, a synopsis of the film: Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are: Ponijao, who … More Thoughts on Babies, the movie
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.
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
Another reason I love Mothering Magazine, they are not afraid to report on some seriously controversial stuff. A friend of a friend (really!) had such severe morning sickness that she could not stop puking & the only thing that relieved it and gave her an appetite was the medicinal use of marijuana. I’ve met her … More Use of Marijuana During Pregnancy | mothering
So, I am really stoked as there is a rare opportunity to see some great films about birth, breastfeeding & babies this coming October 2nd & 3rd at the Plaza Theater during the Baby! Int’l Film Festival hosted by Commonsense Childbirth and The Birth Place. I have the pleasure of interviewing Midwife extraordinaire Jennie Joseph … More Baby! Int’l Film Festival
CLERMONT – They’re crafted with love and made to fit the tiniest of heads. Hundreds of pint-sized hats from around the world are pouring into a prenatal-care clinic in an effort to bring attention to infant death. And when all the work is done, the hope is to have a dramatic and moving exhibit — … More Tiny hats bring attention to infant mortality — OrlandoSentinel.com