7 Facts Every Black Woman Should Know About Childbirth

A girlfriend gets pregnant and the first thing we do is break out the confetti and start planning the baby shower. And while that's great because a bun in the oven is definitely cause for celebration, like many things in this country, black women’s experience with childbirth is uniquely different than any other group, and there's ...

The Girlfriend’s Guide To A Natural Childbirth

Either you're all for a natural birth or you think that women who go that route are crazy. Really, why would any woman want to go through that much pain when they don't have to? Well, I was one such woman. In fact, my epidural was planned way before I was even thinking of actually ...

Kimberly Durdin On Discovering The Legacy Of Home Birth.

“I felt like I was hit by a mack truck,” says Kimberly Durdin, describing her disappointment over having to get a C-section with her first child some 25 years ago. She was planning to give birth with midwives at a hospital, but because her baby was breech, it meant an automatic C-section. A few years ...

SUPER NATURAL CHILDBIRTH

It was the worst pain of my life. Think electrocution. Every 10 seconds. My body was vibrating like one of those phone pagers from back in the day. I stood in the middle of the floor taking deep slow breaths, leaning on my husband. At its worse, I thought I would die. Apparently my mother did too. ...