Through the Labyrinth Blog

Mothers Day

Monthly Letter || Mother’s Day: Complexity and Community

By the Birthing from Within Team | May 10, 2020

Every month, Birthing From Within sends a letter to our membership and the public, containing our reflections on happenings in birth, in the world at large, and in our organization. See a selection of our monthly letters on the blog here; sign up to receive our newsletters directly in your inbox. Dear friends, In many parts of the United…

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Covid 19 Birth Preparation

Birth Preparation and the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Farrah Sheehan | May 4, 2020

It probably goes without saying that the past several weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic have brought a furious storm of information, along with the need to figure things out on the fly and make decisions at warp speed. This is especially true for those preparing for birth or helping others prepare for birth. As a…

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Scotland

The Land and the Story: Dreaming Scotland

By Christy Cozby | Apr 6, 2020

To explore how to use stories to prepare for and heal from birth – and make meaning of other parts of your life – expecting and new parents can reach out to a Birthing From Within mentor or doula, and birth professionals can register for Birthing From Within training.   Stories called me to Scotland. Legends of ancient…

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Carrie Kenner Erika Primozich Nikki Shaheed

Monthly Letter || The State of the Organization

By the Birthing from Within Team | Mar 20, 2020

Every month, Birthing From Within sends a letter to our membership and the public, containing our reflections on happenings in birth, in the world at large, and in our organization. See a selection of our monthly letters on the blog here; sign up to receive our newsletters directly in your inbox. Dear Friends, As we assemble this newsletter, the…

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decision making

Medical Perspectives, Part 1: Medical Decision Making in the Childbearing Year

By the BFW Medical Perspectives Committee | Feb 20, 2020

In 2020, the Birthing From Within Medical Perspectives Committee brings us a series of blog posts on various medical aspects of the childbearing year. In her new book, Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal, BFW co-owner Nikki Shaheed writes that “while it is important for modern birthing parents to have an understanding of birth and the maternal healthcare…

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becoming an equitable organization

A Statement on Becoming a More Equitable Organization

By the Birthing from Within Team | Jan 9, 2020

Every month, Birthing From Within sends a letter to our membership and the public, containing our reflections on happenings in birth, in the world at large, and in our organization. See a selection of our monthly letters on the blog here; sign up to receive our newsletters directly in your inbox. When Pam England wrote Birthing From Within in…

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Charlene Hamilton

Meet the Mentor: Charlene Hamilton

By the Birthing from Within Team | Jan 8, 2020

In our ongoing Meet the Mentor series, you’ll get a chance to meet some of our amazing Birthing From Within Childbirth Educators and Doulas. You’ll learn a little bit about their Birthing From Within work – and, just for fun, get a glimpse into their personal lives and opinions! Today, let’s meet… Charlene Hamilton Charlene…

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Resources for birth justice and anti-racism

Resources for Studying Birth Justice and Anti-Racism

By the Birthing from Within Team | Dec 22, 2019

This list is in service of furthering birth justice by acknowledging and addressing racism and white supremacy in birth in our culture. This is by no means an exhaustive list; it will be updated frequently. We are open to suggestions and/or feedback on these resources. Books White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to…

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terms for an equitable and anti-racist framework

BFW Dictionary: Shared Terms for an Equitable and Anti-Racist Framework

By the Birthing from Within Team | Dec 22, 2019

Equitable Adjective. Fair and impartial. Antiracist Adjective. Opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance. — Oxford Dictionaries online The following terms and definitions are intended to serve as building blocks towards an equitable and anti-racist framework. The majority of this text was provided to Birthing From Within by Aimée Brill of Village Birth International. If you…

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addressing racism and white supremacy in birth in our culture

Ways to Change Birth in Our Culture, Part 12: Acknowledging and Addressing Racism and White Supremacy as Birth Professionals

By the Birthing from Within Team | Dec 19, 2019

In 2010, Pam England wrote a series of pieces about ways in which we can change birth in our culture. The Birthing From Within leadership and blog team has chosen some of these pieces as inspiration and jumping-off points to create a new 12-part series about changing birth in our culture that reflects current understandings within the…

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Birthing From Within mentor Christy Cozby

Meet the Mentor: Christy Cozby

By the Birthing from Within Team | Nov 20, 2019

In our ongoing Meet the Mentor series, you’ll get a chance to meet some of our amazing Birthing From Within Childbirth Educators and Doulas. You’ll learn a little bit about their Birthing From Within work – and, just for fun, get a glimpse into their personal lives and opinions! Today, let’s meet… Christy Cozby Christy…

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Crossing the Threshold testimonials

Crossing the Threshold: Powerful, Magical, Soul-Enriching

By the Birthing from Within Team | Nov 18, 2019

BFW’s signature offering, the Crossing the Threshold weekend retreat, has been receiving wonderful feedback from new and experienced birth workers alike. We are so thrilled by this, and we can’t help but share some of what we have been hearing…and we hope that it may inspire you to come experience the magic yourself. “This workshop…

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