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Dismissed, disrespected, and hunted like witches, midwives are finally being recognized-but misunderstandings and myths endure…(great article from Utne Reader)
“The state performs 11,000 unneeded caesarean births each year, in part because of insurance incentives. A measure passed by the last Legislature could help change the pattern.”
In Italian, the literal translation of “to give birth”— “Dare alla luce”— is: “to give to the light”. A beautiful, mellifluous phrase to describe the beauty and wonder of childbirth.
I’m Katharine Deeb and I’m a DONA trained birth doula in L.A. I am the mother of two sons, and I delivered both naturally thanks to the help of amazing caregivers. I chose to become a birth doula based on my love of babies and women and the miracle of the birthing process.