Memorandum and Advice from an Abuse Survivor

A first-person account of the effects of abuse prior to and during pregnancy.

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About Author: Jasmine Rae Ojala

Jasmine Rae Ojala is a birth-rights activist, an ICAN subscriber and a student at Ancient Art Midwifery Institute. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband of four years, a son who was born by a caesarean in 2005 and a daughter who was born at home in 2007. She likes to read, write and sew in her spare time. You can find her blogging at

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