Category Archives: Birth Art and Poetry

I didn't write much about my second miscarriage in 2013, a few months after the first miscarriage, and a few months before getting pregnant with my daughter Celosia. Two years later, I still found myself thinking about it, and was looking to see what if any photos I had saved, and came upon one that

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It's not so easy, being born a girl, knowing that one day you will be a woman. It's not fair to grow up with the thought that you are a member of the weaker sex. It's not the most exciting piece of news, when you're told being a woman means carrying a curse. It's not

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A sapphire in sandstone, Your heartbeat stretches landscapes. Seven times with in the hour, Confirmed your breathing is perfect. I need not worry, Your early morning dance in slumber Is safe with gnomes and fairies. If you dream this young, And I believe you do, Then why does not your father Join you in R.E.M.

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(a poem in celebration of my youngest son's home birth) **Christopher passed away in August 2012 leaving behind 2 young boys** You. Listen to the Audio Recording of this Poem You born in 2/4 time. An 87 minute movement. Allegro. Bath water still running. Father focused but flailing. Mother focused and firm. Hands ready and

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I visualized the Lotus Flower during birth, keeping my mouth loose and open, repeating to myself: "My womb is like the petals of a lotus flower ... I am opening, each petal unfurling, I am open." This is a helpful exercise when labour seems to be going slowly or is stalled, though in my case,

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For custom birth artwork quotes, please contact: art (at) indiebirth.com

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Deliver unto me a full work-up, though know
I’m fully capable of getting worked up.
Together, let’s work it through: I was delivered,
delivered you, was not delivered but worked,
labored at the crosshairs of that fat red hatch,
worked outside of the white H on blue.
This was my labor. There was never any work-up
but I worked my way into your way out,
did not give over, worked like a bolt, or was I the screw?

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