Nous sommes les freebirthers by Stéphanie St-Amant

Nous sommes les freebirthers by Stéphanie St-Amant

I’m up at 3 am with either food poisoning or a stomach bug…nothing better to do than hop online and distract myself.

At Eric’s family reunion 2 years ago, I remember the exact same thing happening…mysterious gastro-intestinal malady, middle-of-the-night websurfing, puke bowl next to me on the couch. And unbeknownst to me, I was also pregnant!

I don’t think that’s the case this time around, unless my Mirena IUD has failed me. This can happen, although it’s rare. A friend of mine and mother of 8 has gotten pregnant once on birth control and TWICE on IUDs! Both times the IUD came out with the baby.

Anyway…

I came across a fantastic article by Stéphanie St-Amant: Nous sommes les freebirthers. Enfanter sans peur et sans reproche (“We are the freebirthers: Giving birth without fear and without reproach” published in Recherches féministes 27.1, 2014, p. 69-96). The link leads to a free PDF and requires a free registration to Acadamia.edu.

It’s been over five years since I finished my dissertation on unassisted birth in North America. I’ve been immersed in birthing and raising small children, teaching at a small liberal arts college, remodeling homes, and managing rental apartments. It’s fun to remember what I used to think and write about night and day.

Ivy’s crying…must go…hope I don’t puke on her 🙂

via Stand and Deliver:

I’m up at 3 am with either food poisoning or a stomach bug…nothing better to do than hop online and distract myself.At Eric’s family reunion 2 years ago, I remember the exact same thing happening…mysterious gastro-intestinal malady, middle-of-the-night websurfing, puke bowl next to me on the couch. And unbeknownst to me, I was also pregnant!I don’t think that’s the case this time around, unless my Mirena IUD has failed me. This can happen, although it’s rare. A friend of mine and mother of 8 has gotten pregnant once on birth control and TWICE on IUDs! Both times the IUD came out with the baby.Anyway…I came across a fantastic article by Stéphanie St-Amant: Nous sommes les freebirthers. Enfanter sans peur …

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