What Do You Do With a Birth Story? (Recap + VIDEO)

what do you do with a birth story? (Recap + VIDEO) On a rainy evening on February 10th, Not Safe for Mom Group (nsfmg) gathered at The Wild, Brooklyn to process and unpack feelings that we have around our own birth stories in a safe space, guided by professionals in the birth and motherhood community. Back in January, when I … Read More

Real, Raw, Unedited Birth Stories

Someone ashamed of Birthstory

The Birth Stories We Didn’t See On Instagram by Alexis Barad-Cutler When we posted on Stories about birth trauma and birth stories, it brought on a deluge of feelings — from regret, to guilt, to confusion, to anger and ambivalence. One thing that the stories all have in common: an urgency to be told, and for someone to hear them. … Read More

How Birth Trauma Almost Ruined My Sex Life:

nsfmg not safe for mom group blog post How Birth Trauma Almost Ruined My Sex Life

When I went to my six week check up post-baby, they asked me all about her.  They checked her and tested her, prodded and poked her, and got worried about her mottled skin.

Faking Motherhood

nsfmg not safe for mom group blog post Faking Motherhood

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had no idea what his birth would be like; and so, like a good girl, I did my research.