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Labor and Birth

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 →

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 →

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 →