Welcome!

Welcome!  

I think it’s necessary to start with an introduction.  It’s like going over the syllabus in class before actually getting to the good stuff.  I want to jump in and talk about birth, birth, birth, birth, birth…. But first things first.

About Me

My name is Stephanie. I live in Southern California with my husband of nearly 6 years and my two daughters, ages 2 1/2 and 7 months. I have a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in philosophy. My professional background was in real estate and human resources before becoming a stay-at-home-mom two years ago. I am the Outreach Coordinator for the San Diego chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) and am in the process of becoming an ICEA-certified childbirth educator. I'm saying "yes" to every opportunity I can to expand my knowledge about childbirth and my network within the childbirth community. 

It was through my experiences in pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum that I discovered my passion for the advocacy of childbirth education, rights, and choices. I had two very different births: a c-section and a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).  When I was pregnant with my first, I got in touch with my inner naked hippie. When I became pregnant with my second, I got in touch with my inner activist. I believe in birth and I believe in women.  Every birth matters.  

About the Blog

My goal is to create a dialog about birth. It might be through a discussion of a shared article or through stories and anecdotes. In no way am I an expert on birthing, and will not claim to be. Every day I'm learning more and more, and I only know my experiences.  I’m keeping the format and frequency open at this point.  If there are topics that you, as the reader, are interested in discussing or learning more about, please feel free to contact me.  I’m exploring different social media outlets to keep the conversations going.  You can find Regarding Birth on Twitter and Facebook. Please share this site with friends and family. 

Thanks for checking out my site. It's a labor of love (pun intended). 

 

 Wearing my newborn at the annual ImprovingBirth.org rally - Labor Day 2013

Wearing my newborn at the annual ImprovingBirth.org rally - Labor Day 2013