Check out the latest Birth Sense post on the benefits of cord blood: Don't Cut That Cord! Eight ways early cord clamping can harm your newborn. Also, for anyone in New Haven, CT, Radical Doula Miriam Zoila Perez will be speaking this afternoon at Yale on "Feminism's Identity Crisis."
Every midwife knows
that not until a mother’s womb
softens from the pain of labour
will a way unfold
and the infant find that opening to be born.
There is treasure in your heart,
it is heavy with child.
All the awakened ones,
like trusted midwives are saying,
'welcome this pain.'
It opens the dark passage of Grace.
Jalal al-Din Rumi