Monthly Archives: July 2015

Week 13: No more birth stories

Birth stories are captivating, entrancing, consuming. I have always loved hearing them and reading them. The doula part of me listens openly and with compassion, listening for the moment of power, which is always there no matter what the story … Continue reading

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Week 12: Midwives

Interviewing midwives, but I don’t trust anyone. This one’s too quiet, that one’s too strong, that one’s too talkative, this one’s too young, that one’s too busy… By now I have met nearly every midwife in this area. Some of … Continue reading

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Week 11: The Radish Spirit

Before I ever carried a fetus in my body, I was convinced purely on instinct that fetuses weren’t people. I understood intellectually that the concept of fetal personhood would revoke my personhood, and understood the reasons behind some ancient religious … Continue reading

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Week 10: Self healing

I have gotten a little behind on the weekly blog – thus the Week 10 post happening a little closer to the others. I’ve been thinking about how my body will be different this pregnancy and what I can do … Continue reading

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Week 9: Lucky

I am lucky. I am so, so, so lucky. I have love, and gifts, and a job that supports my family. I have a surplus of all these things, enough so that I can give some away. I give money … Continue reading

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