I am a self-proclaimed Birth Junkie (who knew?) with a passion for the written word.
Birth and babies were nowhere on the horizon a decade ago (more like bars, booze, and boys, which is what got me in the family-way to begin with, but I digress . . . ) when I found myself unexpectedly pregnant for the first time.
My experience with the American way of prenatal care and birth left much to be desired (again, who knew, right?) and I found myself at month eight of said first pregnancy planning a homebirth after walking out of my then-OBs office in tears (she fired me for not wanting a birth full of unnecessary interventions and drugs).
Three home-birthed babies later, I have found a venue to hone my two favorite passions: writing and empowered birth. It is here that I have created MOTHER WIT Magazine and website.
I invite and encourage all women (and families) to consider the idea of a planned homebirth. (Just the idea!) Then let’s talk.
MOTHER WIT Magazine is here to shed some much-needed light on the notion of joy and mother’s intuition in the realm of pregnancy and childbirth, not to mention the well-hidden brilliance of it all.
Your birth will change you. Like it or not. This is where MOTHER WIT wants to be—in the venue of change.
Peace and happy, joyful birthing to you!
Articles I’ve written, just so ya know
“Seven Hours Postpartum” (Midwifery Today Issue 105 Spring 2013) The story of how I came to terms with my third planned homebirth after the hospital transport of my second homebirth, due to hemorrhage, seven hours postpartum. You’ll have to purchase the magazine to read the story. That’s how Midwifery Today rolls.
“What? Me, Crunchy?” (Silicon Valley Mom blog . . . now defunct). A self-examination of the type of mother I’m accepting that I am.
Feature on Childbirth Today (May 11, 2012)
“The Due Date Thing” (10/2009) Guest blogger on Mothering.com
“Unweaning Georgia” (Mothering/Jan.-Feb. 2009) My experience of un-weaning my three-year old after the birth of my second child, all in order to regain an ounce of order in my life. PS . . . I did not provide that photo.
Strollerderby picked up on the article and it was open season on my experience. I’m certain the author is a phony. I cannot locate her anywhere to tell her what I think about her dissection of my experience.
“Candles Not Required” (Mothering) . . . the story (or should I say saga?!) of how I came to the decision to birth at home. This saga can also be read HERE in a three part installment. Make yourself a cuppa and find a comfy chair.
“The System That Worked” (Midwifery Today/Spring 2010) . . . the story of my 7-hours postpartum hospital transport due to hemorrhage, after the birth of my son. (You will have to purchase the magazine to read the story.)
“Science and Sensibility” (Lamaze website and blog carnival/2010) . . . scroll waaaaayyyyy down and you’ll find me (keep scrolling) . . . two separate featured blogs . . . keep a’looking . . . I’m there.
“Do it Yourself: The Home Birth Option” (Balanced Living/Spring 2008) . . . the story of why one might chose to have a home birth and what the advantages are. (This is a local publication and even I cannot find my story on its website . . . ahh well).