Pregnancy Awareness Month celebrates empowered birth, plus a link below to my guest blog post on Feminists for Choice!
Did you know that May is Pregnancy Awareness Month?
It is so wonderful that so much attention has been raised around the issue of healthy birth that we now have an entire month dedicated to celebrating and educating women and families!
Anna Getty and Alisa Donner founded pregnancy Awareness Month in 2008 to empower women and build a community of support for expectant families. The event has truly taken off and the advisory board now includes such names as Ricki Lake and Dr. Alan Greene. This year the event is presented by O.N.E. Coconut Water, which I know to be a favorite of many mommies-to-be :)
Events have taken place around over the country all month long, from Los Angeles to Atlanta and New York City. Pregnancy Awareness Month has had a huge presence on Twitter, with “Twitter Parties” held four times in May.
I also had the opportunity to do something to celebrate. I was asked to write my first every guest blog post for the site Feminists for Choice about my role as a doula. I invite you to read!
Because we are nearing the end of Pregnancy Awareness Month I would like to share the film trailer from the upcoming documentary One World Birth. It really sums up how I feel about the sacredness of birth, and why I am so honored to be a part of this movement.
Happy Pregnancy Awareness Month!
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Erica is a Childbirth Doula in NYC. Her present focus is on the postpartum period.