Appalachian Childbirth Association
After the unanticipated closure of our community's birth center, a council was called to discuss the need for birth options. ACA was formed from the wisdom and desire to offer more options to families in WNC.
Change is born through the individual's embodiment of sovereignty and courage. We are coming together to support this in one another and bring into being an autonomous, empowered experience of family.
If you are interested in joining ACA please email us!
Birthing Free WNC is currently found on facebook as a private group. It serves as a place of connection and education. Homebirth options in the state of NC are inadequate, and reflect our culture's continued shame and domination over women's bodies, family autonomy and the sacred state of childbirth.
Posts We Love!
Who Can Check the Cervix of a Tiger by Sister MorningStar
"This is the powerful reminder to those who support women in their birthing times: when the current method of scientifically managed childbirth no longer serves women, we must have the courage to go back to the “old” ways. To embrace our design, our God-given mother-wisdom, our unique experiences and to love our sisters as they travel their own birth journeys. I honor Sister MorningStar for speaking out and bringing to light the failing realities in our system."
Constructing the Modern American Midwife: White Supremacy and White Feminism Collide by P. Mimi Niles and Michelle Drew
"US exceptionalism in maternity care is marked by the lack of midwives as primary providers. Out of 100 births, only 10 to 12 will be attended by a midwife – and 9 out of 10 of these midwives are white."
Association Between Epidural Analgesia During Labor and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Offspring from JAMA Pediatr. 2020.
"Is there an association between maternal labor epidural analgesia given for vaginal delivery and risk of autism spectrum disorders in children?"