Family Finally Reunited after CPS Intervention

Why did the Rengo family ever have their children taken away? And what took so long to return them? If you haven’t heard any stories like this, then you might be surprised what an agency like Child Protective Services (CPS) is capable of. The Rengo family had their children taken away from them for a […]

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Why You May Trust Yourself More than Your Midwife or Doctor

Doctors and midwives can make mistakes and put you or your baby at risk. That’s why it doesn’t make sense to solely rely on others during birth. Whenever I talk to people about unassisted childbirth, many of them immediately think that it’s risky. Of course, giving birth at home without medical attendants isn’t the cultural […]

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Have You Heard of Holistic Parenting Magazine?

Unassisted childbirth may be a small trend, but it’s growing. Along with it, mothers are rediscovering many other crunchy parenting practices. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you’re not the only one who is babywearing, cloth diapering, and homeschooling? Magazines like the Holistic Parenting Magazine prove that you’re not alone. While there are probably […]

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Why Freebirthers Have to Rely on Anecdotal Information

When I talk about unassisted childbirth, people often ask me how I knew what to do. A doctor even asked me how the placenta got delivered, as if birthing the placenta was really the hard part about having a baby…. The truth is, I have spent quite a bit of time on researching the topic. […]

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Counting Your Newborn’s Fingers and Toes

Not too long ago, I stumbled over a Facebook post by Christy. This amazing mother had just given birth unassisted to child number six. This was not her first unassisted homebirth. In fact, she has given birth at home to all of her babies but one, and three of them without medical assistance. But that’s […]

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Making Sense of Book Reviews

Every author gets bad reviews. In and of itself that’s not necessarily a problem. After all, we can’t all like the same things. And a thorough review (whether it’s good or bad) gives the author the option to improve. However, the review I just received from Andrea Olson on Amazon wasn’t very helpful. While I’m […]

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