Birth Trauma Survivor and Maternal Health Advocate

"It is the habit of faith, when she is praying, to use pleas. Mere prayer sayers, who do not pray at all, forget to argue with God; but those who prevail bring forth their reasons and their strong arguments." Charles H. Spurgeon

About an hour into the surgery, Dr. B emerged from the side room where people had gathered to watch Dr. Richmond attempt to save my life. Dr. B came over to me and picked up my hand. “You are doing great,” he said. “I am?” I asked. “Yes. The surgery is going very well so…


"I begin to love this creature, and to anticipate her birth as a fresh twist to a knot, which I do not wish to untie." -Mary Wollstonecraft

My water broke at 12:30pm on April 18th, 2010. The night before, I had the best sleep I have ever had in my entire life. It was deep and peaceful, the kind of sleep that while you are sleeping you are somehow aware of how great of a sleep you are having. I slept until ten…