Pre- and postnatal fitness specialist, owner of Mid Vancouver Island Fit 4 Two, ICAN of the Cowichan Valley chapter leader, BCRPA-certified Group Fitness Leader (fancy title that really means aerobics instructor), and Childbirth Educator-in-training. PhD in History and African American Studies, research consultant and writer specializing in health and social policy. Co-facilitating a household comprised of a husband, 2 kids (1 kindergartener, 1 teenager), 2 big dogs, and 3 chickens. Have I forgotten anybody/anything? I juggle a lot of stuff. The balls usually stay in the air, but not always.
This blog is for my growing “birth professional” persona. But my historian/researcher/writer/teacher/mother personas will probably rear their heads from time to time. Or all the time. It remains to be seen.
I advocate physiological childbirth. I don’t like the term natural birth–I’m too much of a social constructionist and too schooled in historical thought to say the word ‘natural’ with a straight face. I advocate informed choice. I advocate women feeling powerful and strong throughout pregnancy, birth and new motherhood, and I’m doing what I can to help them get there.
For a more involved explanation of the angle from which I approach this blog, fitness, pregnancy & birth, check out this post.