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12 Ways to Change Birth in Our Culture, Part 10: Know that Birth is a Heroic Journey

By the Birthing from Within Team | Oct 14, 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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Meet the Mentor: Christine D’Esposito

By the Birthing from Within Team | Oct 10, 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… Christine D’Esposito Christine…

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Who Should Be There?: Making Decisions about Who Will Attend Your Birth

By Farrah Sheehan | Sep 25, 2019

Many parents-to-be spend at least some time worrying about who should be present for the births of their babies. Childbirth educators, doulas, and other birth professionals often field questions about the matter. “Who should I bring to the hospital with me?” “So-and-so wants to be at the birth, but I’m not sure I want that…what…

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12 Ways to Change Birth in Our Culture, Part 9: Include Birth Art Processes in Classes for Parents and Professionals

By the Birthing from Within Team | Sep 17, 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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Meet the Mentor: Leticia Loza and Carolina Quintana de Oropeza

By the Birthing from Within Team | Sep 12, 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… Leticia Loza and…

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Exploring Birth through Collage: A Prenatal Birth Art Project

By Charlene Hamilton | Aug 19, 2019

Human beings are steeped in symbolism, from the signs that direct us where to go, to pictures and songs that trigger special memories, to advertising that is designed to evoke an emotional response. Many times the way symbols and metaphor intersect with us is completely unconscious, and our reactions our reflexive: without knowing where the…

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12 Ways to Change Birth in Our Culture, Part 8: Envision Yearlong Childbirth Education

By the Birthing from Within Team | Aug 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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12 Ways to Change Birth in Our Culture, Part 7: Cultivate Three Ways of Knowing

By the Birthing from Within Team | Jul 22, 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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Nicole Tricarico

Meet the Mentor: Nicole Tricarico

By the Birthing from Within Team | Jul 2, 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… Nicole Tricarico Nicole…

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12 Ways to Change Birth in Our Culture, Part 6: Cultivating Trust from Innocence

By the Birthing from Within Team | Jun 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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Nourishing the Life Within: Leigh Pennebaker’s Perfect Salad with Avocado and Lemon-Tahini Dressing

By the Birthing from Within Team | Jun 11, 2019

In Ancient Map for Modern Birth, Pam England writes of the importance of “Nourishing the Life Within” with tasty, satisfying, and nutritious food. In this series, we tap chefs, nutritionists, postpartum doulas, and other kitchenistas for their favorite ideas for: pregnant and postpartum parents…sleep deprived doulas, midwives, and nurses…and anyone whose inner spirit is in…

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Report: Crossing the Threshold for Experienced Mentors

By Charisse Sciuva | Jun 4, 2019

Birthing From Within wouldn’t exist without community. I’ve found that community is the thread that holds us together and helps us find our way back home. Regardless of where we are on our paths – experienced mentor or brand-new – we all benefit from the community that Birthing From Within offers us, and we can…

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