The gentlebirth.org website is provided courtesy of
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA
An interactive resource for moms on easy steps they can take to reduce exposure to chemical toxins during pregnancy.
Other excellent resources about avoiding toxins during pregnancy
These are easy to read and understand and are beautifully presented.
This picture was originally entitled "Women as Explained by Engineers", and somebody sent it to me as an engineer joke, but it seemed like such a great depiction of the way obstetrics (a male-dominated field) views laboring women - as if they have an on/off switch, and pitocin turns the switch on.
Midwives (a female-dominated field for sure) tend to have a better understanding of the psyche of the laboring woman, who is under the influence of a symphony of complex hormones.
Disclaimer - This is intended to apply to laboring women only - I certainly
do not intend to imply that all women are always like this.
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