Mothering the mother also benefits the baby! A Blessing Way is very different from the usual baby shower. The focus is on the mother and honoring her journey. During the ceremony participants share how they know the mom and express blessings for the … [Read more...] about Blessing Way for Mothers
How do you make decisions when choosing a practitioner in the birth or alternative medicine communities? I suggest that you interview. Most practitioners are willing to spend 10 or 15 minutes on the phone answering some questions about how they … [Read more...] about Interviewing Practitioners
A Book Review ...”Throughout the world until the eighteenth century, the vertical delivery was the most prevalent way to give birth.”... Women Giving Birth – Astrid Limburg and Beatrijs Smulders – Holland Midwives I never tire of reading … [Read more...] about First Touch & Vertical Birth
Normal birth is a birth that happens on it's own and is undisturbed. I had the opportunity to meet with a small group of pregnant mothers who asked me to speak about the midwifery model of care. Most of the mothers stated that they would like to have … [Read more...] about What is normal birth?
Elaine Sotirakos- Guest Author (Elaine contacted BirthLink to let us know she and her friends enjoy the newsletter. I asked if she was a parent or practitioner. She said, “Parent, I had a natural birth and feel very passionate about it. My birth … [Read more...] about 75 Hours of Labor & I Loved It!