What Does Feeling Safe in Labor Mean?

What Does Feeling Safe in Labor Mean?

Giving birth in a safe place is mandatory for labor to progress normally. Because women are more sensitive to the possibility of threat, danger, or…

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Childbirth as Traumatic as War?

Childbirth as Traumatic as War?

Can childbirth for women be as stressful as war? According to the National Post, the answer is yes. 1 in 13 women in America experience…

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How to Raise a Human Being: From Conception to Age 1

How to Raise a Human Being: From Conception to Age 1

By Lauren McClain How babies experience their gestation and infancy carries through their whole lives. The energy that parents bring to their child’s Primary Period helps…

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Dando A Luz - Planning a Spiritual Birth

Dando A Luz – Planning a Spiritual Birth

By Lauren McClain I was introduced to the indigenous Mexican term “Dando a Luz” from Pathways issue 57. Few things have clicked into place so…

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Siblings at Birth: The Beauty and the Bummer

Siblings at Birth: The Beauty and the Bummer

By Lauren McClain A midwife I work with all but regrets inviting her children to the birth of their sibling. She says all they remember…

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Chiropractic Connections: Dando a Luz

Chiropractic Connections: Dando a Luz

Article Summary (Pathways 57) Dando a Luz: Are we remembering to honor birth as a process of bringing the light? This question may feel redundant…

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Hospitals Could Easily Lower the Cesarean Rate—They Just Don't Want to 

Hospitals Could Easily Lower the Cesarean Rate—They Just Don’t Want to 

By Lauren McClain A maternity hospital in Canada lowered their cesarean rate by 21% in just six months and then gave up trying and let…

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Thinking Positively About Pain and Birth

Thinking Positively About Pain and Birth

By Sophie Fletcher, BA Hons, MA How you think can change how you feel. Today I’m going to talk about the P word. Yes I…

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How to Write a Birth Plan that Actually Works

How to Write a Birth Plan that Actually Works

By Lauren McClain “Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers; strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their…

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Yes, Your Birth Matters

Yes, Your Birth Matters

Written by Laura Rupp Disclaimer: below is my story. It’s my journey. In no way am I saying that your story is wrong or that…

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