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I'm Kristen, a feminist mother of three boys, a writer, a birth doula, a recent PhD grad in philosophy, and an advocate for informed options in childbirth. I like nuance, compassion, coffee, and the occasional dose of immature humor. I don't like dogmatism, closed-mindedness, pickled red beets, and people who take themselves too seriously. Birthing Beautiful Ideas is about all of this (and a bit more).

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The Good Mother Myth

The Good Mother Myth is here! (Disclaimer: I have an essay published in this anthology. SQUEE!) Order your copy today from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local indie bookstore.

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Don't Call it

And oldie but goodie: Let's go ahead and strike the term "false labor" from the lexicon. It's pre-labor. Prodromal labor. Practice labor. And there's nothing false about it.

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