This embodied knowledge of me being connected to all women in history who had also given birth and how powerful that could be got me through my birth… and we can all get there.
In Season 4 of Life on the Other Side of Should, we are highlighting the collective wisdom of the SheHive. Each week you’ll hear from one of our community members that dared to answer a question we posed on our Facebook group, “What topic could you talk about passionately for 17 1/2 minutes with preparing?”
In Episode 14, Cara Rossi joins us to talk about natural childbirth.
A freshman at Kalamazoo College, Cara joined a women’s group where reproductive rights and justice were a hot topic of discussion. The conversations focused on abortion and birth control - important subjects, for sure - but not the whole story. Cara also wanted to learn about reproductive rights and justice for women who wanted to give birth. It led her on the start of a long journey to learn more about medicalization of childbirth and how she could do more to support women who wanted to be mothers.