Trusting Birth

Like many before me, it is now my turn to trust birth ❤

In Love and Light,











Birth is Nature

  • Exquisite
  • Powerful
  • Elemental
  • Profound
  • Full of Mystery

In each flower we see the nature of creation … beautiful details of energy and form … each season every season.

We trust the flowers to open to new life again and again…in a deep and believing way, we wait for the buds to appear and grow. So can we trust birth. Birth is as safe as life gets.

The word Nature comes from the Latin NATUS…to be born.

We are born to the nature of birth…Women are born with cellular wisdom to grow and birth life.. Remember how ancient this beautiful heritage of women…passed from generation to generation…women living with great courage and strength…trusting themselves to the energy of creation moving through their minds, bodies, spirits. Grace and certainty even in chaotic intensity. The uterus, strongest muscle in the human body opening…opening…opening fully to the presence and will of another life to be born. Sensations extraordinary and passionate. The effort is epic. An elemental, holy drama lived daily by women!

To care for birth, this personal yet universal experience, with respect, skill, experience and love matters deeply. To attend the power of birth, guided by awe and mystery that one feels in the presence of the sacred, is deep privilege.

Both as photographer and midwife, I witness the wisdom of women and birth again and again…and my trust grows stronger.

– Harriette Hartigan


Erykah Badu Training As A Midwife

My King and I recently discovered the following interview with the Lovely sister Erykah Badu and were pleasantly surprised to hear that she is a natural birthing Doula (on the welcoming committee) for new life!  I, for one, don’t know why I was surprised though, this Goddess is also a vegan and very conscious surrounding her health and family affairs!  Check it out for yourself!  Also, see the article posted below that speaks more to her work, and decision to become a Midwife as well!  Spreading the knowledge:)

In Love and Truth as always,


Original Post by Claire Shefchik on September 6, 2011

Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu performs in concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on April 8, 2010. UPI/Michael Bush

Erykah Badu is training to become a midwife, People Magazine reported in an interview with the singer.

Badu, 40, is currently working as a doula, providing expectant mothers with Reiki treatments, massage and support during childbirth, all at no charge. She said she was inspired after helping a friend through a difficult childbirth in 2001, and told the magazine her clients call her “Erykah Badoula.”

Doulas do not provide medical care, but the “On and On” and “The Cider House Rules” singer and actress is a spokeswoman for the International Center for Traditional Childbearing. She aims to get her professional certification so she can open natural birthing centers in inner city communities.

“I’ve always had a mothering nature. But I didn’t plan on becoming a doula. I just wanted to care for my familyand friends,” Badu told People. “Nothing gives me more pleasure,” than helping in natural childbirth, she added. Badu has three children of her own.

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