childbirth

Research Finds Oppression + Inequality in Medicine May Affect Childbirth Outcomes

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Research examines the global medical establishment’s false perceptions of the weakness of the female body and the greatest health risks to women during childbirth. In a journal article published this year, Director of the Culture, Brain, and Development program Pamela Stone exposes gender-based oppression, inequality, and “structural violence against reproductive aged women” inherent in modern […]

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5 Glow Worthy Books for Empowered Pregnancy + Birth

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When you realize you’re pregnant, the first thing you do is start asking questions, and reading- a lot! With so much to read it can feel like being in school full-time, but not every read is going to make you feel confident and secure in your body and the amazing process about to unfold. Expectant […]

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Mama Glow Icon: Camalo Gaskin

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Founder of Birth to Birth, Camalo Gaskin uses the power of storytelling to reimagine how we birth and become mothers. She launched Birth to Birth Talks to open public dialogue with luminaries and global thoughtleaders impacting maternity care worldwide. Co-Founder of Fearless Birth California Festival and fund to give access to birth choices for all […]

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A Birth Story: Tejal V Patel

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The first thing fellow moms asked me after I gave birth was, “Was your labor painful? Did you deliver naturally or have a C-section?” When I tell them I had a natural, drug free delivery, 97% of the time, the reaction is “What?! Are you crazy? Was that on purpose or were you too late to […]

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Boost Your Fertility in 5 Simple Steps

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I recently saw three different women in my New York City functional medicine practice in the same week who are hoping to become pregnant. One is 22, recently suffered a miscarriage and wanted to understand what she could do to prevent another one. The second is 31 and she and her husband have stopped using birth control. […]

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