Guest Post: Birth Day (A Poem)

Trisha Lawrie has kindly shared three incredibly powerful poems regarding birth and I am thrilled to share them. I feel they speak to so much that we speak of on EP and give voice to experiences that, sadly, far too many women experience during the birth process. Though "enjoy" isn't quite the right word, I hope you find these as moving and powerful as I have. Today I share the first of the three entitled Birth Day, a reflection on Ms. Lawrie's personal experience.

Guest Post: This Too Shall Pass

Ever have those feelings that the crying, the waking, the endless feeding will never end? Want it all to stop? Before you change a thing, read the words from a mother who's been there and done that. And at the end of the day you will learn that this too shall pass (and you might even miss it).

Dad’s Corner: Unexpected Birth

As many are aware, and many can contest to, child birth is an amazing part of life; that until you go through it yourself no one can tell you what it is going to be like, how it feels, or what to expect.

Guest Post: A Monster or a Monstrous Act?

It's horribly important to talk to your kids in an age appropriate manner, about bad touches and bad secrets, but that's not enough. My parents did that, and did it very well... Most victims don't tell because they are afraid, afraid of the consequences of telling.

Birth Story: Lizzie from the UK

Thank you to Lizzie for sharing a wonderful home birth story!

Birth Story: Natacia From Montana

At 19, it was discovered that I had a tumor that, while benign, basically took over my left ovary resulting in its removal. The same year, I also found out I have a bicornuate uterus, a strange but common problem.

Guest Post: Parenting With Cancer

Heather Von St James is a mesothelioma survivor and a guest blogger for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. Her story is one of hope and inspiration and she hopes to spread her message to anyone who may be going through similar situations to her own.

Birth Story: Emily from Ohio

A wonderful story of loss and love.

Guest Post: How Did I Get Here?

I am an AP Parent. And I got here by conscious choices, and now it defines my soul. I devote my studies to it, I teach it, I live it, I breathe it.

Birth Story: Annelize from Vancouver

Part way through my pregnancy, I found out that my baby was breech. My options were a breach birth or a c-section. I chose a c-section.