Whoa, cool. Gina at the Feminist Breeder will be live-blogging her homebirth. I'm not sure when she's due, but dedicated readers can submit their phone numbers for a text message alerting them that she's going into labor. What a cool way to document her birth, share it with others, and educate the wider community!
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