Cynthia Gabriel

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I'm a mother of three, a doula, childbirth educator, and medical anthropologist. I teach about the experiences of pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenting across the world, especially in Russia, Canada, Brazil, and the United States. I think all new parents need our support to do this incredible work of raising our Future. You can find my thoughts here: https://thebirthmuse.wordpress.com and here https://www.facebook.com/Natural-Hosp... ...more

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“Your brain has only a tiny thread of a connection to the outside world. If the connection is full of fear, your pain will get out of control. If your connection to the real world is full of calm reassurance, you can go about your task of letting go.”
Cynthia Gabriel, Natural Hospital Birth 2nd Edition: The Best of Both Worlds

“Women who are upset about their birth experiences but who did not write birth plans often say, "If only I had known" or "If only I had prepared." In contrast, mothers who prepare for a natural birth and write birth plans but end up with necessary interventions do not have to blame themselves for lack of preparation. They are free to mourn without self-recrimination.”
Cynthia Gabriel, Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds

“We live in a culture that values logic and rationality. Bodily experiences can make us uncomfortable. We have built elaborate walls between our minds and our bodies.”
Cynthia Gabriel, Natural Hospital Birth 2nd Edition: The Best of Both Worlds

“The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.”
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“Experience, contrary to common belief, is mostly imagination.”
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“The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers.”
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