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Thursday, March 19, 2009

I'm a busy blogger

I am starting to blog on another web site in addition to this one. It is called Utah childbirth directory. It is mainly for those who are looking for direct entry midwifes or other birthing alternatives in the Utah area. But if you are interested you can find me every Thurs. at I am mostly looking at finding meaning in our births.


Cherylyn said...

I think this is wonderful! I'm posting a link to it on my blog, and I'd like to use your photo above in reference to your blog. Please let me know if you want me to take the photo off. I love what you are doing!

Rachel said...

You can use what ever you want. I'm also going to be blogging on This website is really fun!

richmond said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Rachel said...

I'm just glad anyone wants to read my blog:) Thanks for your comments!

Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.