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Laughter and Birth in the Glow of the Morning Star

  Morning Star  The quick roll of her eyes,                                                               … Continue reading

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The Aspiring Labor Companion is Waiting Within Workshop

Waiting Within:                          Is a calm beautiful woman, confident and loving; who radiates                            with strength and compassion, not only … Continue reading

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Seriously, what is a cervix?

Today, my lovable dogs met my friend’s dog for the first time. It was a perfect day for a hike and our dogs became quick friends, despite the nervous tension at the first meeting. It quickly dissipated and they were … Continue reading

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The Fighter Within (Who is in your corner?)

A birth worker writing a collection of poems on birth and a sports writers sitting among a couple hundred other writers and we all had this common thread- fear. Fear is, let’s face it a more predominate human emotion than any other, but it is not how fear controls us that inspires us to write, it is how we face it, how we stand up to it and move forward. Continue reading

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Inhale. Pause. Exhale

Imagine each surge or contraction to be a wave. It rises, it moves forward, it glides down and stretches across the sand, visualize the tide coming in with each wave, the sea moves closer and closer. Little by little. Some … Continue reading

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What is your plan?

Very often I will meet hopeful couples that know what they want- how their birth WILL be, how their home and family WILL be, the hopeful perfection of life. Life is not perfect, birth is not perfect, and I hate … Continue reading

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How long will you hold on?

Think of heartache, fear, anxiety, loss, pain, negative thoughts as a hot pan from the oven- if it burned you, would you wait until it cooled to let it go or would you let it go right away. Pain is … Continue reading

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