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SacredMaternity has written 16 articles so far, you can find them below.

Imprisonment by Pregnancy

“The freedom in a country can be measured by the freedom of birth.” – Agnes Gereb (Hungarian Midwife) When did pregnancy become a jail sentence?  When did it become a time when a woman gives up her rights to the privacy of her body at the hands of medical “professionals” that don’t even trust the […] Continue reading →

Midwife Chats

Download link (right-click and “save link as”) Sinead gets together for a chat with Maryn Green and Margo Blackstone, founders of Indiebirth.com.  They discuss undisturbed pregnancy and birth, as well as the current state of midwifery in our country and around the world. Continue reading →

What Happened to Birth?

When did birth become something that women looked towards fearfully? When did American women start to look outward for confirmation about their body and baby (doctors/midwives) instead of looking within and using their intuition and innate knowledge of their bodies? Why have we been taught to fear our bodies and not understand them as women? […] Continue reading →

10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is Awesome

1) Breastfeeding Mom’s actually get MORE sleep.  That’s right!  According to this study (source) breastfeeding parents got 40-45 minutes more sleep per night on average during the first 3 months postpartum.  Sleep is very important for the new mother, as it allows for mental health and prevents postpartum depression. 2) Babies do not make their own melatonin, […] Continue reading →