When Birth is Violent - Wild World Mama
Birth Advocacy

When Birth is Violent

When birth is violent. Birth violence can be painfully obvious or insidiously subtle. Violence in birth is deeply woven into our US maternity care system. Common practices are all too often seen as “normal”. It may be common, but it is not “normal” and just because it happens all the time does not make it

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"Birth is as safe as life gets" - Quote by Harriette Hartigan. Wild World Mama Blog Post
Birth Advocacy

Birth is as safe as life gets.

“Birth is as safe as life gets” – Quote by Harriette Hartigan Really think about it… Nothing in life is “risk-free”, nothing. There are no guarantees in birth, in life, in death. Perspectives on birth range from “birth is normal until proven otherwise” or “birth is dangerous until proven otherwise”. THIS is a big distinction

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Wild World Mama - Miscarriage
Pregnancy + Birth

Miscarriage & Loss

Around 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. Here I share my personal story in hopes that it might help someone else going through something similar. I’ve also listed some loss resources in case you or someone you know has or is experiencing a loss.

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3 leaves compared on table
Pregnancy + Birth

Midwife, OB, Doula. What’s the Difference?

Midwife? OB? Doula? Not sure what they do or the differences between them?! Here’s a simple breakdown of what each does and which ones might be the best fit for you, your unique situation, and what you personally want for your pregnancy and birth!

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Wild World Mama - Breastfeeding 101: The Basics

Breastfeeding 101: The Basics

Learn the basics of breastfeeding here! What’s a shallow latch vs deep latch? Why it matters? What’s a letdown? Learn about the very basics of breastfeeding so you can get off to the best start possible on your breastfeeding journey. Keep calm and breastfeed on mama!

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Kristen Mantell Wild World Mama - Design and Websites for Birth Workers

Kristen Mantell
Creator of Wild World Mama, LLC
Strategic Brand & Creative Consultant for Birth Workers
Former Birth Doula & Certified Childbirth Educator

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