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Sacred Womb

“The strongest ‘pound for pound’ muscle is the uterus: it weighs around 2 pounds but during childbirth can exert a downward force of 400 Newtons, which is one hundred times as strong as gravity and equivalent to the power in a fully extended modern longbow” –The Book Of General Ignorance by John Mitchinson When not […] Continue reading →

Sacred Placenta: the Tree of Life

The placenta is the first organ to develop following the fertilization of the egg.  After fertilization, the egg divides into two cells. One will be the placenta and one will be the baby.  At twelve weeks it takes over the production of hormones.  The first hormone produced is hCG (human chorionic gonadotropi), which is the […] Continue reading →

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 →

The Programming Starts at Birth

“[Birth is] … probably the single most dangerous event that most of us will ever encounter in our lifetimes” reads the third sentence of the Neonatal Resuscitation textbook put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  This book is the companion to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) required to be completed and renewed every couple of years […] 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 →