Natural Birth Is Birth Without Pain Medication-Genesis Birthing and LivingRead more: Natural Birth Is Birth Without Pain Medication-Genesis Birthing and Living
I rejected the idea that I needed to use drugs and medical interventions during labor. So I chose natural birth. Here I share what natural birth is and why natural birth is the right birth for you too.
PCOS and Endometriosis Diagnosis Fueled Raye the Doula To Heal Herself and Help OthersRead more: PCOS and Endometriosis Diagnosis Fueled Raye the Doula To Heal Herself and Help Others
Though diagnosed in 2016 with PCOS, endometriosis, and infertility, Raven—aka Raye the Doula—was determined to maintain her future and her dream of becoming a mother by healing herself and by extending that healing to her community through a career in birthwork.
From Slavery to Freedom: Birthing On My Own TermsRead more: From Slavery to Freedom: Birthing On My Own Terms
The fact is, ladies and gentlemen, the distance between this platform and the slave plantation, from which I escaped, is considerable—and the difficulties to be overcome in getting from the latter to the former, are by no means slight. Fredrick Douglass— “What to the Slave is the 4th of July?” I am a Black woman…
Unassisted Births Are On The Rise During COVID-19: Here’s Why—Genesis Birthing and LivingRead more: Unassisted Births Are On The Rise During COVID-19: Here’s Why—Genesis Birthing and Living
Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, the rapid closures of maternal healthcare facilities, overextended home birth midwives, and a national housing crisis that left us homeless; my husband and I took refuge in natural, home, and unassisted birth in the urban southwest and in the rural southeast. Here’s how. By Shayla Brown The National Problem In…
A Black Nurse Midwife’s Natural Hospital BirthRead more: A Black Nurse Midwife’s Natural Hospital Birth
Nicole Diggins is a black birth midwife, black birth mother, and a trainer of black doulas. Read and hear her story as a nurse-midwife birthing naturally and ecstatically a hospital.
A 10 Pound Vaginal Birth: Insight From a Black DoulaRead more: A 10 Pound Vaginal Birth: Insight From a Black Doula
Brandie witnessed the vaginal, natural, hospital birth of a healthy 10 pound baby! Her account of this birth is important because in the opinion of western medicine, a 10 pound baby is not only cause for concern, but it is very often termed as macrosomia (too big baby), and is given by many doctors as…
Envision Health: Creative Expression WorkshopRead more: Envision Health: Creative Expression Workshop
Saturday, January 25, local Phoenix organization, Our Mothers and Us (OMUS) held its first event of 2020. The event entitled; Envision Health: Creative Expression Workshop; is the brainchild of OMUS founder and Arizona native, Bianca Comer. The event is “designed to encourage knowledge-sharing, fellowship, self-advocacy, and self-care to ensure healthy pregnancies and transitions into parenting.”…
Breast is BlessedRead more: Breast is Blessed
By Shayla Brown by the God of your father who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above,blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb. Genesis 49:25 Breast is best. Yes. But furthermore, I suggest: That our Breasts on our chests,…