Author(s): Lucy Kelly
A beautiful zine of birth stories written by families in Aotearoa, in their own words, created by Lucy Kelly, midwife.
"I have worked alongside birthing families for the last six years of my life as I studied midwifery, worked as a midwife, and taught antenatal classes. Research tells us that the stories we hear about birth directly impact our birthing experience, and I have seen this ring true time and time again. My copy of Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth is beaten and worn from all the times I have offered it up to families to read the birth stories inside.
I wanted a resource that was more relevant to families in Aotearoa in 2020 than stories from the 90s, set in the US. With the incredible generosity of kiwi families, I have curated and published Earthside Volume I. I hope there will be many more volumes to share with you all."