I have a *lot* of Google Docs, y'all. Spreadsheets for everything-- what to pack when we camp in the summer, spring, or fall (three separate lists, obviously); literally every dollar I've spent this week; a running inventory of the freezer and fridge, by category and number of servings; u-cut Christmas tree farms organized by driving … Continue reading Why I’m Skipping a Birth Plan
This book gets it! Breaking open the false dichotomies of natural v technological, home v hospital, medical v normal, etc etc etc, and reframing with first person accounts of women’s needs in five key areas: agency, personal security, connectedness, respect, and knowledge. The book I’ve wanted every other book to be.
Read the first part of our birth story here. Ah, the rain on the window, the gentle sunlight streaming in, the view of our favorite New York building fading in and out between the clouds— and a couple of monitors that no one could seem to get to work. The gorgeous view was not meant … Continue reading Birth Story, Part II