Tikinagan: An Indigenous Parenting Practice Being Reclaimed

Tikinagan: An Indigenous Parenting Practice Being Reclaimed

The board and bow is to be made by the nohtawi (father) or the moshum (grandfather). The nihkawi (mother) is to make the covering. This provides a balance of kinship—everyone plays a part in ultimately providing security and comfort, and a space for observance and learning for the baby. This process alone shows the significant role that kinship plays within the lives of Indigenous peoples, because prior to the child coming physically into the world, teachings of kinship are being woven into the first place they will sleep.

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Midwife, Agbebi, Partera, Fanm-Saj, Qabila, Zhuchan shi: Q&A with a Black Student Midwife

Midwife, Agbebi, Partera, Fanm-Saj, Qabila, Zhuchan shi: Q&A with a Black Student Midwife

Midwives are one of the options of care providers that you can choose when you're on your birth journey. The work of the midwife has been known across the world for generations upon generations. What are some of the things a midwife has to say today? About what it looks like to do this work, and what parents should know? Joining us on the blog today is Barbara Vernéus, a Black student midwife in Austin, Texas with a very important message for us all.

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Radical Nutrition for Healthy Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Radical Nutrition for Healthy Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

There’s so much information out there about what to eat or avoid during pregnancy. Follow these guidelines I created as a radical nutritionist baby momma on a budget for ensuring powerful food essentials for vibrant pregnancy. Plus, these same guidelines support successful milk production postpartum.

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