It is Thursday and this is a shit storm. My blood pressure is high again and so I am having to go back to the hospital. Maybe I’ll be induced. Let’s see. I’m hysterical inside, but what am I going to do? Continue reading “Musa’s Birth Story”
Dear little one,
I woke up on Tuesday, May 8th at 4:15am. I got up quietly as I didn’t want to wake your Baba or your brother, Nash.
By the time I got to the bathroom, I was having a pressure wave. It was 4:17am and I was 41 weeks along with you. Continue reading “Gigi’s Birth Story”
Intentions & Acknowledgements
I am really appreciative of Carol & Shar @midwiferycare_nyc, Megan @brooklyndoula, and @borissuchkov for being so supportive during the prenatal, birth and postpartum period. I also read Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, which was really helpful in navigating what birth was going to be like. The birthing classes I took with @healthystart brooklyn & @birthdaypresence also influenced my thinking about the birth. My intention was to try and have an unmedicated birth, and deciding on working with a doula and a midwife practice was probably the best decision I made during the pregnancy, supporting my effort to have a birth that was empowering and respectful of Beatrice and me. Continue reading “The Birth of Little B”
It’s been one week since he arrived.
I’m from Aotearoa, New Zealand; I come from a family of strong home birthing mamas. I was born in our home and one of my earliest memories is of being woken up and taken to mum and dad’s bedroom as my little sister’s head was crowning, so going into my first birth I was adamant that I would follow suit.
It’s been two months since I gave birth to you, and every day I think about writing about what happened on Sunday Dec 10 when I went into labour and how it unfolded into early Monday morning when we met you.
There has been many articles in the new recently concerning the disparities in maternal mortality for black women. It is important that we as care providers recognize the statistics and do our due diligence to improve the preventable.
This home birth video showcases the epitome of surrender and strength. No matter quiet or loud, there is no right way to birth your baby.