Birthing While Black. There, I said it.

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.

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10 Centimeters

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

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Use of Marijuana During Pregnancy | mothering

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

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Tiny hats bring attention to infant mortality — OrlandoSentinel.com

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

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