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I am honored to be an official birth blogger with Mother Earth News magazine. See my posts below:

A Right and Wrong Way to Squat When Giving Birth

There is a right and a wrong way to squat when in labor and giving birth. Unfortunately, most women are taught the wrong way. Learn the true birth-squat position and why it will lead to a more comfortable birth.  2/1/2016

In this guest blog by Samantha Zipporah, full spectrum doula and holistic sexual health educator, the relationship between the natural cycles of the earth and the woman are poetically explored. 4/3/2015
She had ballet under her belt with her first birth and has turned to belly dance with the birth of her second. In a conversation with Jamie Rose Lyle, who dances with Gypsy Heart Tribal Belly Dance, she tells us about the birth of her first child and how she thinks belly dancing will change the birth of her second. 2/27/2015

Oregon homebirth midwife and naturopathic doctor, Jill Edwards, talks about boring versus interesting births, the safety of birthing at home and more. 2/5/2015

In listening to the stories of mothers who have chosen home birth, the same sentiments are heard again and again. Here is what they have to say in their own words. 12/8/2014

A few words describing how I came to Dancing for Birth and why I believe every woman should dance through her birth. 9/17/2014

While I still believe breast is best, that doesn’t mean bottle is bad and I champion my mothers on both sides of the coin. 8/16/2014

My Breastfeeding Relationship with My Kids In honor of World Breastfeeding Month, this momma shares Part 1 of her relationship with breastfeeding including her breastfeeding timelines for each child and her variety of pumping locations. 8/12/2014

Whip it Out or Conceal and Cover? A Practical Guide to Public Breastfeeding: For many first-time mommas, the thought of breastfeeding in public can seem very daunting. This practical guide aims to build confidence and technique for mommas to feed baby in a variety of situations. 6/16/2014

A first-time momma responds with gratefulness when her desires for a natural, vaginal birth take another direction. 5/1/2014

Sikorskaia’s Intimate Images of Passion, Love and Parenthood: Margarita Sikorskaia’s bright and bold paintings tell the intimate story of parenthood through the lense of passion and love. 4/29/2014

The Waves of Labor and Birth: A recent trip to the Oregon coast reminds me of how labor contractions mimic the waves of the ocean. How does this visualization help in childbirth? 2/18/2014

Attachment Parenting is Not for the Faint of Heart: Extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby wearing…the list of attachment parenting options are endless. But are they worth the effort? 2/4/2014

Am I Too Attached to My Baby?: Do I hold my babies too much? Should I let them cry more? Or, is it okay to be too attached to my baby?  1/29/2014

Why I Was Too Chicken to Have a Medicated Birth: I do not know that there is a natural birth movement. I do not know what a doula is. I do not know about pre-natal yoga. The only thing I do know at this point is that there is no way in hell that anyone is sticking a huge needle into my spine and no one is going to be cutting anything around me unless it is an umbilical cord.  1/16/2014