If anyone is wondering what I have been doing lately (since I am obviously NOT keeping up with this blog) – I’ve been putting together a book.
The Birth Next Door is an anthology of 28 births in and around Tarrant County, Texas. These are stories, in their own words, of moms who experienced birth in almost every way.
Birth in cars, after days of labor, full of surprises or deep contentment, in awe of their bodies and their partners and the capacity for one day to truly change their lives (for better or worse).
I’m so excited to have had the opportunity to be a part of this project. Becoming a mother is probably the most life changing event most women experience and we were truly blessed to have many, many women share their special day (or days in some case) through their stories and pictures of their births. Unmedicated, epidural, vaginal, csection, and VBAC births are all included. This is a great gift for an expectant mom, or an expectant grandma, wondering what her daughter’s birth will look like in today’s hospital, home or birth center environment.
Please pick one up at a TCBN meeting or event, or order one online at www.thebirthnextdoor.com
A portion of the purchase of every copy of The Birth Next Door goes to benefit the Tarrant County Birth Network.
TCBN is a chapter of the 501c3 nonprofit BirthNetwork National. Our mission is to provide information and advocacy for evidence-based, Mother-Friendly care for expectant families in Tarrant County. TCBN offers monthly meetings and special events throughout the year that recognize and promote mother-friendly care. Our professional members can be located on our website or in our annual resource guide, produced each September. TCBN has no employees, and is run completely by through efforts of volunteers committed to maternity care in North Texas.