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Did you know that male midwives are a thing? Would you choose a male midwife?

Male Midwives: Valuable Addition To Patient Care Or A Big Old Nope?

Did you know that male midwives are a thing? Would you choose a male midwife? Would you refuse one if he were assigned to you? Let's talk! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.6.17   |   SHARE
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This Is Not How Nurses Treat Babies

A nurse in Jacksonville, FL thinks it’s hilarious to use newborns like puppets for her own amusement. This is NOT how nurses treat babies! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.19.17   |   SHARE
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To The Mommas Whose Births I Have Had The Honor Of Witnessing

My most precious memories are of the births of my own children, and right next to those, the memories of all the mommas and daddies and babies I have Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.18.17   |   SHARE
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Rainbow Baby Franklin by Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

Rav’s Repro: The Birth Of Our Rainbow Baby 

He is FINALLY here — our rainbow baby is home. Read...
Erin Khar    |   08.1.17   |   SHARE
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I'm Scared To Have A Baby

After gaining as much as forty pounds and pushing a cantaloupe out my vagina, I wondered: will my body ever be the same? Read...
Melissa Petro    |   06.5.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

How Much Air Can A Vagina Hold? And 7 Other Fun Facts About Your Post-Baby-Baby-Baby Body

I didn’t want an episiotomy. And I told my doctor so on page three of my seven page birth plan. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.31.17   |   SHARE
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In childbirth, choice is a luxury. There is no “should” — only what is.

Natural Childbirth Is Great But Let's Stop Pretending It's A Matter Of Choice

We are already so hard on women, and women are so hard on themselves. We shouldn’t set them up to feel like any birth that ends in a healthy child is Read...
Dana Norris of Role Reboot    |   04.10.17   |   SHARE
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To The Photographer Who Thinks Cesarean Birth Isn't "Real" Childbirth

"Cesarean birth is beautiful, powerful, strong, and brave." Read...
Bryn Huntpalmer    |   03.2.17   |   SHARE