Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo.

Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.

― Ina May Gaskin

I believe that a positive birth year is every family's right - that when abundant information and continuous emotional support are made available, birth can be a touchstone moment, a true rite of passage that empowers the birthing person and can reverberate positively in their life and in their family culture far into the future and past.

No matter how or where you prefer to give birth, my goal is to aid you in exercising agency over your body, to hold space for and protect your experience of labor and birth, and to witness and help you to remember your strength and sacrifice when that experience has passed.