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"Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation. Where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body a miracle of wisdom."

~ Harriette Hartigan

Maybe you’ve always thought of yourself as having a low pain tolerance, so the idea of giving birth in a place where you don’t have access to pharmaceutical or medical pain relief is really hard to stomach. You feel sure you’d pass out or be in such agony that you’d end up transferring to the […]

about the pain you can’t escape at home birth

September 16, 2021

I’m not going to lie: having a low-intervention or intervention-free, physiologic birth in a hospital takes some serious commitment and a lot of proactive preparation. Why? Well, maybe it’s like trying to live in a totally foreign country that doesn’t understand your language, culture, values, or needs. The country isn’t designed to accommodate anything about […]

tips for a low-intervention, physiologic birth in a hospital

March 4, 2019

If my last post was about what can be done during pregnancy to prepare for a birth that’s undisturbed and unmedicated, this post is full of practices to do during labor. Visualize opening and releasing or expanding (not contracting). Some women find it helpful to rename contractions “surges” or “waves” because those are more fluid […]

living through an unmedicated birth

February 25, 2018

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