Kathleen Furin was the co-founder and co-director of the Maternal Wellness Center, which provides education, psychotherapy, and advocacy for pregnant women, mothers, and families. Her work has been published in Literary Mama, Philadelphia Stories, and other journals.
Giving birth is a highly creative act, possibly the most creative act we can engage in as women. Experiencing birth can help us tap into and align ourselves with a greater creative power. One way to prepare for birth is to become comfortable with our own creative powers. The more we trust in our creative process, the more open we can be to the creative power of birth. Creativity is about expression; when we give voice to our deepest, innermost selves, we then become comfortable trusting our inner knowing. Read more…. Creativity and Birth
Based on her own experience, the co-director of the Maternal Wellness Center, proposes an alternative for birth education, including not just the mechanics but women’s desires and feelings about their upcoming birth.
Read more…. The Language of Desire
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I was fortunate to be part of a conversation on networks at a Midwifery Today conference and wanted to elaborate on some of the discussion. When we initially began discussing networks, people were very excited and enthused; several people in the group had started successful birth networks for women in their communities.
Read more…. Midwifery Model of Care—Phase II: Networks in the Birth Community