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 …

For more info: Nous sommes les freebirthers by Stéphanie St-Amant

Stand and Deliver

Nous sommes les freebirthers by Stéphanie St-Amant

Share this post:

Contenuto non disponibile
Consenti i cookie cliccando su "Accetta" nel banner"

Related Posts

Comments are closed.

Utilizzando il sito, accetti l'utilizzo dei cookie da parte nostra. maggiori informazioni

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close