Why I Say “Birthing Person”

I was recently asked, "Why do you always say 'birthing person' instead of 'mother'?" The question was genuine (though I've heard it been asked sarcastically, often followed by "Aren't all birthing people mothers?"). The initial answer is pretty straightforward: Not all birthing people are mothers and it is important to me to offer inclusive support …

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Talking To Kids About Birth (with honesty and respect)

In a recent blog, I mentioned that talking to kids about birth is one of my favourite topics. That's because I'm talking about one of my favourite things (birth) to some of my favourite people (kids). But, I know that not everyone loves talking about this sometimes tricky subject with their kids. If you find …