A Mothers’ Breastfeeding Struggles Are Not Her Fault – Blame Society

By Dee Merrit Mothers are warriors. If you look back on the history of birth in the U.S., 95% of infants were born at home with midwives. Promptly after birth, the child was placed on the mothers’ breast to nurse. Today, many women seem to doubt their ability to give birth naturally and breastfeed. OftenContinue reading “A Mothers’ Breastfeeding Struggles Are Not Her Fault – Blame Society”

MOTHERS, MOTHERING, MOTHERHOOD IN TODAY’S WORLD: GALA CONFERENCE CELEBRATING MIRCI’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

CONGRATS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED! IT WAS A WONDERFUL WEEKEND…. If you are interested in connecting again soon, please consider joining us in St. Petersburg, Feb 10-11 for the Mothering From The Margins Conference with M.O.M. [LINK] Martha Joy Rose attends MIRCI Gala Conference in Toronto on behalf of M.O.M. She will be discussing music,Continue reading “MOTHERS, MOTHERING, MOTHERHOOD IN TODAY’S WORLD: GALA CONFERENCE CELEBRATING MIRCI’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY”

A Gaggle, A Chorus, or a Consternation of Mothers

Thoughts in blog-form by Rosalind Howell There is a  picture book that’s currently very popular with my three young children, called The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett. In it a duck finds an egg to hatch having apparently failed to lay her own.This is observed closely by a group of various birds (including a parrot,Continue reading “A Gaggle, A Chorus, or a Consternation of Mothers”

Annual Academic M.O.M. Conference 2015

10 YEARS AND GOING STRONG Greetings Annual Academic M.O.M. Conference Participants – See you on Thursday, April 30th at The Graduate Center in NYC room 9205 which is adjoined to room 9206, and May 1-2 Friday-Saturday at Manhattan College. We hope you are as excited as we are about this year’s conference. There are presenters attending from all over theContinue reading “Annual Academic M.O.M. Conference 2015”

Did Someone Say Doula?

ICYMI – In a recent article, The Times reported on the growing numbers of doulas that expecting NYC moms employ to support them during their labor processes. Those this may feel like old news to some, The Times goes on to discuss doulas’ push for a greater level of recognition. Doulas, a name derived fromContinue reading “Did Someone Say Doula?”