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Speaking of Birth

Speaking of Birth: blending science and spirit in the wise woman tradition


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Speaking of Birth brings together the science and spirituality of giving birth and being born. Exploring maternity care policies , health equity,infant mental health and tools for welcoming families with love.

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Come listen to Lisa Lederer,CNM of MIdwives of NJ discuss maternity care and the upcoming NJ Symposium on Physiologic Birth. Explains Lisa, "Birth is important. Emerging from your birth feeling capable and confident puts you in the... more

Speaking of Birth hears the experiences of midwife Jill Allatta! ?Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers--strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.? Barbara Katz... more

Speaking of Birth! Come sing a lullabye, hear a poem and discuss the intersectionality of giving birth and being born into the overculture. "SPEAKING OF BIRTH: blending science and spirit in the wise woman tradition" Want... more

Sing a lullabye, hear a poem and then meet birth professional, Emily Varnam who discusses compassion for all in a heteronormative gender binary society; hear about the State of the World's Midwifery and resources for radical collaboration!

poems, words to inspire and the enthusiasm of new doula Cat LaPlante. We frame a quick dialogue with resources from the Annie E. Casey Foundation on children's poverty and the deep hope of peace from Jean Shinola Bolen.

a conversation with Michaele Emmett

What are birth doulas and how can a doula be part of your journey to birth? How do doulas hold the space for labor and life?