Who would have guessed that a tom-boy from Indiana who hated dolls and hung out with the boys way more than the girls – would grow up to love all things related to bellies, birth and babies. Witnessing my friend give birth to her daughter nineteen years ago was an experience that changed my life – and I’ve been working with pregnant families ever since. Almost 20 years, four babies of my own, and thousands of couples later, I think I’ve learned a little bit about these subjects. At least enough to write a few words about my own experience and that of others as they try to have a birth story worth telling. One that has satisfaction, pride and happiness at its core, no matter what the circumstances.
I’m out to save birth – one story at a time.