This week, Through the Labyrinth has a profile of…me! Click through to read a little about my love of books, clothes, oysters, kung fu…and of course, birth work!
My piece today on the Through the Labyrinth, the official Birthing from Within blog…
noun. the result or effect of an action or event.
— Oxford Dictionaries online
Birthing From Within mentors frequently emphasize the point that our work is not “outcome-focused.” While this might at first sound like a relatively straightforward idea, there’s a lot of complexity underneath it. So let’s take a closer look: What does it mean to be outcome-focused in a birthing context, what problems might such a focus create, and what are alternative approaches?
Birthing from Within has a new official blog, Through the Labyrinth, and I’m honored to have been named editor! The blog is mostly intended for an audience of perinatal professionals; there will also be some pieces directed towards new and expecting parents. There are pieces on art and culture, childbirth education practices, BFW-specific concepts, events in the birth world, and even health and nutrition. Be sure to check in regularly for interesting and inspiring pieces that invite you to deepen your practice as a birth professional and really dig into how and why we do this work. If you’re so moved, you’re welcome to submit articles or proposals for articles, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I invite you to move Through the Labyrinth with me!