Through the Labyrinth Blog

Birthing From Within and Midwives

Monthly Letter || Birthing From Within and Midwives: The Place of Non-Judgement

By the Birthing from Within Team | Sep 3, 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 collection of our monthly letters on the blog here; sign up to receive our newsletters directly in your inbox. Dear Friends, National Midwifery Week falls at the…

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Heart Centered Pregnancy Deck

Heart Centered Pregnancy Deck

By the Birthing from Within Team | Aug 13, 2020

Last year, Birthing From Within co-director Nikki Shaheed published the Heart Centered Pregnancy Journal for expecting parents and birth professionals seeking to cultivate intuition, connection, and resilience in the childbearing experience. Now, she has followed it up with a wonderful new tool, the Heart Centered Pregnancy Deck! This interactive card deck offers 35 reflections related to…

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Grandparents Day - Ancestors

Monthly Letter || Grandparents Day: On Becoming an Ancestor

By the Birthing from Within Team | Aug 6, 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 collection of our monthly letters on the blog here; sign up to receive our newsletters directly in your inbox. Dear friends, I just found out that I…

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trans birth resources

Resources on Trans Birth and Trans Allyship

By the Birthing from Within Team | Aug 3, 2020

Over the past several weeks, we have encountered many folks on our Facebook and Instagram feeds who have expressed interest in learning more about the trans birth experience – and many folks who clearly need some education about trans allyship, both in the birth context and in general. We decided to make a one-stop shop…

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birthing from within for lactation professionals

How Birthing From Within Shapes My Lactation Practice

By Marlee Malone-Franklin | Jul 21, 2020

I was lucky to come across Birthing From Within in the early years of my practice as a birth worker. As I learned more about feeding babies and became a lactation counselor, I started noticing ideas I’d learned from my BFW training showing up in my lactation practice. Now that I see dozens of families each…

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Equity

Organizational Equity Beyond the Current Moment

By the Birthing from Within Team | Jul 7, 2020

When we distributed our statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter and those taking action against racist police violence, we received an interesting email from a course participant. They expressed appreciation for our statement, and respectfully requested that we provide more details about what Birthing From Within is doing to combat racism in the world,…

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The Art of Listening

Monthly Letter || The Art of Listening

By the Birthing from Within Team | Jul 6, 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 collection of our monthly letters on the blog here; sign up to receive our newsletters directly in your inbox. Dear friends, As the United States finds itself…

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Pride Month

Monthly Letter || Pride Month: Wider Possibilities

By Charlene Hamilton | Jun 11, 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 collection of our monthly letters on the blog here; sign up to receive our newsletters directly in your inbox. The United States – and the world –…

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Equity

Black Lives Matter

By the Birthing from Within Team | Jun 3, 2020

Birthing From Within extends our deepest condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all of the other far-too-many victims of state-sanctioned racist violence. We are aware that there is nothing new about this phenomenon: indeed, state-sanctioned, white-supremacist violence played an integral part in the founding of the United States, and…

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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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