"Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware...To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory. She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon."

Grantly Dick-Read

Monday, January 18, 2010

the beginning of this blog

as a woman, i have always felt an innate drive towards motherhood. i remember spending my days pretending to be a mother - taking care of my children, teaching them, and doing "motherly" duties. i stuffed pillows underneath my dresses in order to act like i was pregnant, and when it came time, i birthed my babies - bringing my dollies up from under my bottom to my chest, just as a mother would do when giving birth.

i have gone on quite the journey to reach where i am today concerning pregnancy and childbirth and it is a journey that has been incredibly fulfilling. it has been full of lessons, realizations, tears, laughter, frustration, but most of all joy.

i am creating this blog as an outlet for this passion i feel for childbirth that comes from deep within. i hope this blog will serve as a way for women to realize their innate capability to birth their babies. i'll be posting about a wide range of topics including birth education, nutrition in pregnancy, breastfeeding, natural childbirth, the role of doctors and midwives, etc. i hope this blog will uplift and inspire! thanks for reading!


  1. Kami. Feedback: Love this idea! Honestly, because when the day comes where I'll be pregnant...I get so nervous thinking about it! I don't know the best way to do things or what to eat or how to exercise or even what my options are for a doctor or midwife. Overwhelming to think about. I think this is a really good idea. Good on you

  2. I love this idea too. Instead of trying to frighten other women with 'horror' birthing stories, trying to outdo the other, we should be empowering & supporting each other in the knowledge that yes, it is hard but we can get through it naturally like so many other women before us! My 18month old came into the world naturally in hospital. I honestly had no idea what I was in for (just a bit of google research informed me that being upright /using gravity was the best way to assist with the birth,) let my body tell me what to do (as well as had some fab midwives) and I didn't need any drugs at all... just went with it and worked through it. Now I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant with #2 and feeling a bit uncertain if I can get through it again, since each time is different but this blog is just great to keep me positive! I've sent the link to my girlfriends too.

  3. jac, i'm so happy you're reading! that is so awesome that you gave birth naturally with your first...and with just a little preparation. that was me with my first, and i ended up getting an epidural, so i know how hard it is! good luck with #2 - you will do beautifully!! you've done it before...you can do it again! :)