Tag Archives | Giving birth

Michele Bombardier

Michele Bombardier | Maiden voyage

The power went out during his birth. One midwife held the flashlight while the other sewed me up, infection set in, pain, fever requiring bedrest and surgery, still I knew, it was glory, full glory handed to me, a star on a platter, the most precious memory of my life I hold.   Weeks later on a Tuesday afternoon, stroller maiden voyage, first venture out, blinking like my baby at […]

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Wendy Kennar

Wendy Kennar | I remember

I remember bits and pieces from the night my son was born. Taken together, these fragments form a quilt of memories. These snapshot memories are full of textures, smells, sights, and sounds that transform the day previously known only as my mom’s birthday into my mom’s birthday and the day my son was born. My son and Grandma would forever be “Birthday Buddies.” I remember my determination to have a […]

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December Movies You Might’ve Missed

There are countless films that chronicle the difficult delivery of something new—be it a new social order, a new government, a new invention, a new way of doing something. I’m thinking of films like Gandhi, Pollock, and even Tucker. But because this page is devoted to “Movies You Might’ve Missed,” I’d like to mention one—The Times of Harvey Milk—that portrays the work of an individual to change the status quo […]

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Sojourner Kincaid Rolle | Honoring the sanctity of life

Conscious mothers know what gift they give the world; know what precious bundle they deliver.   Others sometimes wonder what miracle creates a human being; long to understand what manifests a beating heart and comprehend what grand design defines our self.   Now we follow the light toward quiet and gentle birth.   In a world of chaos an oasis of serenity where order resides where love overwhelms.   Here […]

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