Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Doula Match Availability

For those in the Montreal area, please check out my Doula Match profile, listing my availability and share!  Thanks :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

National Geographic Photo of the Year - Pure Joy

The National Geographic photo of the year is about birth! Awesome!

Placenta Encapsulation in NS

Often I think of my home town (Westville, Nova Scotia) as entirely conservative.  But, it put a smile on my face knowing that when my parents sat down to watch the news last week (as they do religiously every night) they saw this video on their local station about placenta encapsulation.  Check it out.  

Does anyone know where you can learn how to do this?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Help The Feminist Breeder get to the MBOBB Premiere!

The Feminist Breeder has been given a press pass to the November 9th premiere of More Business of Being Born in Los Angeles.  Trouble is, she lives near Chicago and needs our help getting there.  Check out her blog for more information and donate HERE.  

She is also giving away a pair of tickets, which I would LOVE to win.  It would be as if I had died and gone to feminist-birth-junkie heaven.  For more information on how to win tickets visit her blog post about the premiere.  

Wish me luck!

More Business of Being Born Premiere

Yesterday, upon arriving at work, I was greeted with a new post by one of my favorite local doulas and advocates, Lesley Everest (a.k.a Motherwit).  She posted an article on her blog about the impact of The Business of Being Born - the movie made by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein that has changed birth culture in North America.  This movie was, for me, and many other women, a catalyst for involvement in, and knowledge of, the birth community.  Before watching the movie I knew that my childbirth experience with my daughter had been... icky.  After watching, I suddenly had words to describe just exactly HOW and WHY my experience had been so disempowering.  

Lesley states, "Not only does Business of Being Born depict the problems and illustrate the need for change, narrated by midwives AND obstetricians, it also lets us know how deeply moving, empowering, and incredible natural birth can be. Yeah, it hurts. Fair enough. But how that wonderful dance of hormones and baby love transforms women into powerful mothers when the journey is over is at the heart of this film."

Now, the premiere of More Business of Being Born is upon us, taking place on November 9th in Los Angeles. I've already pre-ordered my copy, and I cannot wait to see what Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein have done with these films.  

Check out the official trailer here.
Get information and tickets for the Los Angeles premiere here.
Read Lesley Everest's article here.