Because I’m a birthing woman and…


Because we are too short, too tall, too thin, too small of foot, too old, too young, too wide, and our pelvises are too narrow, too small, too untried, or unproven or the wrong shape, and our uteruses are too scarred, or pointing the wrong way, or we are too multiparous, too fertile, too infertile, too female, too small, too big, too fat, too emotional, too detached, too strong, too weak, too intelligent, too well designed to birth, not designed well enough, and our vaginas are too scarred, too unproven, not stretchy enough or too stretchy, and we’re too inconvenient, too unpredictable, too demanding, too informed, too loud, too messy, and our bodies labour too long or not long enough, and our cervices don’t dilate 1cm an hour on command and because when you hire a surgeon you get surgery and hospitals are for sick people…

and so for these and many other reasons, we are part of the homebirth movement.

11 Responses to Because I’m a birthing woman and…

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  2. Deena Sao says:

    LOVE IT!!!

  3. Janet says:

    Excellent. :) Thanks for dropping in!

  4. Debbie P. says:

    Love it! So true!

  5. Jules says:

    I love it!!!!

  6. Elizabeth Bain says:

    well said!! I love it and sums up the total mistrust in women’s bodies – reclaim your bodies women, reclaim your births!!

  7. Janet says:

    Thanks, Elizabeth!

  8. You’re a good woman Janet. I love your writings.

  9. Janet says:

    Thanks, Rachana! I’m honoured by your comments. Thanks, Kathy!

  10. AprilM says:

    I want the t-shirt. :D

  11. Alanna says:

    Love this, I also want the T-shirt :) )

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