Birthing practices from centuries ago are truly inspiring. Click here to take a trip back in time and learn about the history of childbirth.
"Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart"
Carol Leonard wasn't called to be a midwife - she was "smacked upside the head." It was during the birth of her son that she knew women needed to take a stand for better birth options, and she has since become a founding mother and the second president of Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), an award-winning author, and a midwife who's delivered babies internationally. This week, she shares her story with Mother's Advocate.
This week, we are thrilled to feature the voice of a leading birth advocate, Ricki Lake. This interview features Ricki and her producer and coauthor, Abby Epstein, as they speak to their film, The Business of Being Born, their book, "Your Best Birth," and the inspiration behind their mighty movement.
A good childbirth class can not only prepare you for labor, it can expand your personal philosophy of birth, lessen your fears and, most importantly, build your confidence in yourself and your body. Mother's Advocate provides tips and questions to help in the search for a childbirth educator.
CLICK HERE to download "Choosing a Childbirth Class" PDF
And the Winners Are...
A big welcome to those who recently joined our e-newsletter! As promised, we've randomly selected 20 new subscribers to receive a complimentary copy of the Healthy Birth Your Way DVD.
This Month's Winners: Areline Williams, Carla Wham, Beth Carter, Karlyn Probst, Laura Tate, Joyce Zadd, Deborah Eacock, Jennifer Bronson, Kirsten Dehmlow, Ruth Ann Solomon, Barbara Redinger, Euphemia John, Jackie Tinsley, Cam Ward, Sally Edington LSW, Claudine Calligan, Rosa Banchs, Sandra Lloyd, Jodi Burnle and Laura Finnegan.
Stay tuned! We'll be announcing our next contest in 2 weeks!
Mother's Advocate is dedicated to helping you have the healthiest, safest, most satisfying birth possible.
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