Inspiration and resources for pregnancy and birth.

I believe all women have the right to feel safe, beautiful and loved at all times, but especially during pregnancy and birth, when their feminine power is perhaps most tangible.

WARNING: This blog contains nudity, graphic scenes of birth and detailed birth discussion.

 

faeriesandlakes:

Labor and push how your body tells you is right, not how your doctors tell you is right.

faeriesandlakes:

Labor and push how your body tells you is right, not how your doctors tell you is right.

birthintobeing:

seebaby:

“Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.” 
― Ina May Gaskin

more inspiration from a fearless woman changing the way we give birth to change the world. <3

birthintobeing:

seebaby:

“Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body. 

― Ina May Gaskin

more inspiration from a fearless woman changing the way we give birth to change the world. <3

(Source: seebaby)

saraneth-midwifery asked
There are several types of midwives in the USA: CNM: certified nurse midwife is trained in nursing and has a BSN and RN before she goes through a midwifery program. She can practice at home or in the hospital. Most practice in hospitals. In some states it is illegal for cnm's to attend home births but it is legal in all states for a CNM to attend a hospital birth. A nurse midwife is legally able to give things like pitocin injections at a birth. (cont)

heartandsoulmidwifery:

(Cont’d) CPM: Certified professional midwives. These midwives are regulated by the state. They do not have nurse training and are not considered medical professionals. They are certified to attend home births and a few work in hospitals but it’s not common. Often they are outlawed. A CPM is actually considered a “lay” midwife in the USA. (Cont’d)

Cont’d DEM: Direct entry midwives usually have the same training as a CPM (formalized training and apprenticeship). The primary difference is that they refuse to be certified. Often this is so that they can work in states were midwifery is illegal underground, or to circumvent the legal restrictions on the CPM/CNM. Usually this is because they believe that women should have a right to choose where to birth without legal restriction. Some states outlaw DEM, some do not. (End)

Finally I see the whole thing clearly! Thank you so much for this!