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"When stories settle in the body, soul comes forth."

-Deena Metzger

Why read birth stories?

Each day women receive messages about birth. Long before they are expecting their first child, they have an idea of how birth is and what it might be like.

In the media we are constantly shown births that are painful, scary, and often end in emergencies! In reality, this is normally far from the truth- but doesn't make for very thrilling television!

Some of our clients have chosen to share their own birth stories with you, and you can read them by clicking on the drop down menu under "Birth Stories" above. 

In our library, the following books have positive and encouraging birth stories:

  • Spiritual Midwifery- Ina May Gaskin
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth- Ina May Gaskin
  • The Power of Women- Sister Morningstar
  • ​In Her Own Voice: Childbirth stories from Mennonite women- Katherine Martens
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