Read more: Mama Bear Awakened: From Adversity to Advocacy
For me…stories are data. So the more people that will tell their story, and the more people that will listen to others tell their stories, I think that’s really when you start to see change; because as much as we need science, we also need lived experience. We need people who are living this day…
Read more: Supernatural Childbirth
“What can come from trusting God wholeheartedly and being obedient to what he says to do?” According to Kariss Farris: humility, submission, and supernatural birthing experiences! Whether we are talking about Kariss going from 6cm dilated to 10cm and pushing in about 15 minutes…her 3 hour labor from start to finish…or her declaration that her…
Read more: Preeclampsia & Stillbirth: Insight from a grieving Mother
I had swelling so bad. I was a size and a half higher in my shoes…I didn’t have ankles for months…The swelling later on spread to my hands and face…more indicative to preeclampsia. Miranda Hernandez My name is Miranda Hernandez, and a little over 3 years ago, my son Adrian James was stillborn at term…
Read more: Vaginal Hospital Birth: Insight from a BLACK LABOR & DELIVERY NURSE & DOULA
I’m definitely more confident [now] when I tell [patients] ‘you can do this’…and I feel good being able to tell them I did this so it’s possible for [them]…I also know exactly where their head is when they are trying to go natural and they are being induced [with Pitocin].
Read more: Doula and Founder of Malawi’s House, Shayla Bryant Encourages Black Women To Birth Fearlessly
When it comes to giving birth, Shayla Bryant wants Black women to realize their power and celebrate the joy of bringing life into the world with the absence of fear.
Read 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.
Read 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…
Read 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.”…
Read more: Believe and You WILL Achieve: 1 Mom’s Guide to a Natural Childbirth
“Labor is not a medical emergency”, that’s what I kept telling myself before I gave birth. It was a phrase my doula extended to me…