Birthday Cake Doulas

Birthday Cake Doulas Labor Support and Childbirth Education Lily Alayne Owen www.birthdaycakedoulas.com We strive to provide mothers with excellent physical and emotional support throughout pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.

We believe that every woman deserves nurturing comfort and love during birth.

Mission: Education, Empowerment, and Support

The Birthing Site
05/22/2016
The Birthing Site

The Birthing Site

"Jennifer Lang, M.D., a highly skilled surgeon and #obstetrician, chose to deliver 2 of her 3 #children at her home in Southern California. Lang says #home is where she felt safest and most relaxed."

Did you #homebirth? I also had 2/3 #babies at home.

Dr. Amy Blames Childbirth Woes on Natural Birth Cabal in WASHINGTON POST Commentary
05/20/2016
Dr. Amy Blames Childbirth Woes on Natural Birth Cabal in WASHINGTON POST Commentary

Dr. Amy Blames Childbirth Woes on Natural Birth Cabal in WASHINGTON POST Commentary

May 17, 2016Dr. Amy Blames Childbirth Woes on Natural Birth Cabal in WASHINGTON POST Commentary Amy Tuteur has managed to score a commentary in the Washington Post entitled “How the natural birth industry sets mothers up for guilt and shame.” You would think that the inflammatory rhetoric would have...

01/24/2015

I have to take a quick moment to breathe in the sweet fresh feeling of vindication. Many of you will remember the mini-meltdown I had when my beloved midwifery and doula community did not back me up in my efforts to make solid changes to the rules governing birth centers in NY state. I was told repeatedly that the so&so's knew how to "do politics" in New York, even though their actions were not right for mothers, midwives, or birth centers here. I was screamed at by people I respected, put down smugly, and lost friends and associates over the matter. I went into my shell for many months wondering where I had gone wrong in trying to do right. I even quit being a doula and discontinued work on The Albany Birth Center.

With the news of Sheldon Silver's arrest (that scum bag) I feel like a helium balloon, filled with the joy that comes from vindication. Filled with the ebullience of a woman who stuck to her guns, spoke out even when it was truly unpopular to do so and when it came at a great personal cost. I'm thrilled and only wish I was still Facebook friends with the many people who tried to shut me up so they could "do business the NY way," which no one could clearly spell out for me beyond that they had some firm handling the matter. Seems pretty certain to me that it was being handled by playing into corruption. So glad to say I was not a part of that in any way. Huge shout out to Julietta Appleton and Susan M. Jenkins for having great ethics and instincts and fortitude.

Go us!

The Mom Forced to Have a C-Section
06/12/2014
The Mom Forced to Have a C-Section

The Mom Forced to Have a C-Section

Rinat Dray was forced to have a C-section against her will. Her treatment highlights the violation of women's rights when medical and legal authorities pit mother against fetus.

Why Birth is a Feminist Issue | www.socialism.com
06/12/2014
Why Birth is a Feminist Issue | www.socialism.com

Why Birth is a Feminist Issue | www.socialism.com

The sexist stereotype of the “good mother” as selfless and uncomplaining has fostered a blanket silence about birthing. In the hard fight for abortion rights—now under renewed rightwing attack—the feminist movement of the last five decades has mostly bypassed women’s rights in childbirth. Until rece…

Why Birth Centers Matter: An Amazing Testimonial From a New Mom - Brooklyn Birthing Center
06/11/2014
Why Birth Centers Matter: An Amazing Testimonial From a New Mom - Brooklyn Birthing Center

Why Birth Centers Matter: An Amazing Testimonial From a New Mom - Brooklyn Birthing Center

Why Birth Centers Matter: An Amazing Testimonial From a New Mom 1 day ago by rachelanneHere at Brooklyn Birthing Center, we have been working with other advocates to improve legislation for freestanding birthing centers in New York state. For more information and action alerts, please see our most r…

06/02/2014

Good Evening! Do you know of anyone who has a birth center birth story they might be willing to share on our blog? We will happily link out. Thanks so much!! [email protected]

12/13/2013

Sheldon Cooper's sister is having a homebirth on Big Bang Theory tonight!!!!

11/14/2013

I want to write a book about the transformation of birth. The way it changes our outlook, self-knowledge, spirituality, as women and how it makes us into mothers. I will need women before, during, and after pregnancy/birth as well as women who are not having children as a life choice. I will need moms of 1 and moms of many. Happy births, sad births, angry births, etc. I may decide later to include partners' perspective too. I'm not entirely certain how this story will end up being framed. I would also like to find older moms and grandmas to speak with about their births. Please repost this everywhere I might find willing participants. Anyone interested please email me at [email protected] with meaning of birth in the subject line. Thank you in advance.

Pigs Without Blankets
08/20/2013
Pigs Without Blankets

Pigs Without Blankets

While others may not be so easily swayed, one thing is certain; the issue of circumcision will continue to be a cutting issue no matter how you slice it.

08/15/2013

Working on my website-- if you have a birth story you would like to contribute to my blog, i would love to hear it!! [email protected]

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