I started this website as a tool to serve several of my needs.
Originally I craved a place to write and share my thoughts. "My Blog" satisfies that need. Currently I am blogging about my experience living in Israel and navigating motherhood in a foreign country.
Also, after my traumatic c-section with my first child, I became a passionate advocate for the rights of all women to birth in a compassionate and caring environment where birth is not a mechanical process timed for the doctor's convenience.
I have a page with "Resources" for pregnant and post-birth mothers, a page where women have shared their "Birth Stories" and I am working on a page for women who have experienced a Cesarean birth titled "Cesarean Support."
I hope through this site I can help other women who have had traumatic birth experiences find healing and support. One out of every three women will have a Cesarean birth, while this is a very high percentage, support for these mothers is lacking. Many women who I have spoken with have mentioned that when they complained about their birth experience they were told, "healthy mother, healthy baby, that's all that matters."
Of course a healthy and positive outcome for both mother and baby are extremely important; however, a mother who feels respected during her birth is vital to a healthy mother post birth. I hope with this site I can acknowledge your experience and help you during your healing process.