Birth Trauma Survivor and Maternal Health Advocate

"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong." -Laura Stavoe Harm

It was a long night. Bobby and I passed the time reading, watching tv and pacing the halls of the hospital. I leaned on Bobby as we dragged my oxygen tank and iv fluids around the maternity wing countless times. I could hear the faint cries of newborns throughout the night. I was curious to…

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"The belly rules the mind."-Spanish Proverb

April 18, 2010 It was a mild April afternoon, the sky was overcast and the temperature was in the mid-fifties. Every now and then, the sun peeked from behind the clouds. As we drove to the hospital we passed several new condo developments and shopping centers. I devoured the chicken sandwiches we made, ate some…

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