Sunday, April 3, 2016

Why It's Important

When I was 20 years old, I was on the path toward law school. I was intent on becoming a child advocacy lawyer in order to protect all of the vulnerable children that I saw in my day to day life. I was naive and I thought this would change the world.
I married a man and we made four babies and I realized that child advocacy does not need to happen only in a courtroom, but way before that time. I became a childbirth educator and a birth doula, and did not ask for it, but found myself becoming mentors for younger mothers. And through this, I came to realize, I was doing child advocacy.
I stood in my kitchen last night with this man who is leaving me. Whose childhood is so full of horror, I cannot even fathom it. I break to a million pieces thinking about the little boy who endured so much, and it presses me on to continue this work. We have a great opportunity, midwives and birth workers. We may not always see it come to fruition, but every interaction we have with an expecting family and with a new mother, we are planting seeds. We are advocating for those children in how we treat their mothers, in how we honor their family, in how we speak of the baby and to the baby. 




One of the amazing benefits of Facebook is that I can watch the families I worked with in their very beginnings blossom and grow. And it warms my heart to no end to see how many gentle mothers I see. How they choose parenting with love and respect, and how they are choosing to love and respect themselves as well.




Peace on earth begins at birth? I think it's worth a try.

5 comments:

Laura Boone said...

Thank you. I'm a Labor and Delivery Nurse, always pushing the envelope of what we can do in the hospital--or not do, in my case. Not rush to the OR, not induce labor, not try to speed things up. That is my way of changing the world. I'm delighted that our aim is the same--push to keep birth safe, natural and sacred.

Charli Smith said...

This is great article and so helpful.nice work
natural birth

vindiesel1245 said...

Yes definitely this type of blogs are really help for people great job.
زایمان طبیعی

yolanda said...

Such a nice blog and very nice you work and sharing this wonderful article about the pregnancy reveal.
pregnancy reveal

Alecia Madonado said...

Don’t think of anything else just contact Dr Abalaka and purchase some of his herbal medication and your depression will go away. This was my state of mind when my doctor told me that i will not be able to conceive due to the Fibroid that was rolling in my family life and when i decide to reach out to the priest, and the Priest told me what to do in other to get the medication. Eventually I receive all the Herbal medications that cure my Fibroid and give me the chance to become a proud mother: Dr Abalaka is a great spiritualist, He did it for me, you can contact Dr on (dr.abalaka@outlook.com). If you are suffering from the following gynecology disease::
1. Fibroid
2. High Blood Pressure (herbs to reduce your BP within 7days)
3. Infection, regular body pains
4. Blockage from the fallopian Tube
5. Cyst from the ovaries
6. Unpleasant smell from the virginal
7. Irregular menstruation
8. Weakness of the penis (not able to have sex with your partner or inability to satisfy your partner sexually)
9. Watering sperm (low sperm count) not able to get woman pregnant.
10. Infertility for easy Conception.......
11. Skin diseases, Toilet infection and bad body odor…….Etc..
Simply contact the spiritualist Dr Abalaka on (dr.abalaka@outlook.com) to get his Herbal Medication to cure your disease and put yourself on a motherhood side of life..