Birth Trauma Survivor and Maternal Health Advocate

“True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.” Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Within an hour of hitting the “publish” button I had over eight hundred page views on my website. No turning back. I logged onto my Twitter account to see if there was any activity there. There was a tweet to me from a South African woman. She explained over a series of tweets and private…


"Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother's love." Maureen Hawkins

Dear Friends, Thank you for following my journey and supporting my blog. Before we move on to the next chapter of my birth story, I want to share with you some of my favorite pictures that were taken during the course of my pregnancy. Looking through them has brought back many great memories. I hope…


"Laughter relaxes. And relaxation is spiritual."-Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Over the course of my pregnancy I had purchased several gadgets to help alleviate any  discomfort, including a huge body pillow that was the length of our King size bed. I would later learn that this also doubles as a good “please don’t touch me tonight” barrier. I had belly balms and booby oils, heating…