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“Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.” ― Ina May Gaskin

Cervical dilation was significantly greater in the date-eating mamas upon arrival at the hospital 83% of mothers who consumed dates had their membranes intact upon admission at the hospital 96% of the women who ate dates went into labor on their own Use of Pitocin (synthetic Oxytocin) was significantly lower in women who consumed dates (28%), compared with the non-date fruit mothers (47%)

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Screening of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives

From Screening of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives, it can be use as a mandala.

The elegance of a pregnant body depicted in this painting. You see the stature of a woman with confidence.

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The BG Birthinggown (with Pockets) in Blueberry Pie

http://www.genderneutralbabyclothes.com/category/baby-toys/ The BG Birthinggown (with Pockets) in Blueberry Pie

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Happily After Giving Birth – 10 Things They Don't Tell You

10 Things No One Tells You (about giving birth). Reading these made me laugh SO hard!

Reducing fear of birth in U.S. culture: Ina May Gaskin at TEDxSacramento - YouTube // So much wisdom about birth packed into just 16 minutes. Every parent-to-be should watch this!

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22 Examples of Birth Art From the Gorgeous to the Gory (Photos)

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Your-Baby's-Birth Dr.-Miriam-Stoppard's New Pregnancy and Birth Book. Amazing graphic! #birth