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Yolande Clark
Free Miscarriage

Free Miscarriage

"Women were made for birth and life and death. In the moment of miscarriage, birth and life and death come through us."--Kristen Swanson, quoted in an article by Angela Garbes titled "What I Gained from Having a Miscarriage" published in The Stranger, 2016 I knew in the culmination of love that night, that it had happened—that all the everything had shifted with the arrival of a tiny spark, a...

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Yolande Clark
Husband or Partner at a Freebirth? Forget Education—Surrender & Serve

Husband or Partner at a Freebirth? Forget Education—Surrender & Serve

It is so inspiring to encounter men who openly admit that they were scared, ignorant, and apprehensive going to their partner's freebirth…and that they sat back and supported her anyway. Successful freebirth hinges on embracing the flow of birth in all its wild wisdom, with the birthing woman at the centre of the vortex. The essential premise of freebirth and its inherent safety is founded on...

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Yolande Clark
Choose Your Birth: "Baby Steps" or Transformation?

Choose Your Birth: "Baby Steps" or Transformation?

You have probably heard the narrative that suggests that restoring humanity to birth depends on “improving birth” or “moving in the right direction” when it comes to institutional policies.   In other words, “baby steps." Here’s the thing though: as I’ve been working with my partner Emilee Saldaya to create our comprehensive course, “The Complete Guide to Freebirth”, I have been reminded again...

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Yolande Clark
10 Things Your Midwife May Not Tell You (Which You Should Know!)

10 Things Your Midwife May Not Tell You (Which You Should Know!)

Midwifery has changed considerably in the past fifty years. Along with its elevated profile and legitimacy, the profession has undergone a significant shift towards medicalization.  In many cases, midwives work hand-in-hand with obstetricians and hospitals.   For some women, this is a good thing, but for others, who may be expecting midwifery to resemble a holistic, woman-centred relationship in...

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