Greetings Mamas, Papas, Midwives, Doulas, Birth Activists and anyone involved or interested in empowered birth experiences!
You are warmly invited to participate in the ‘Empowered Birth Blog Carnival’ on September 5th 2011. This exciting online event is part of the celebration of ‘Empowered Birth Week’ September 5th – 12th 2011. This Empowered Birth Blog Carnival is hosted by ‘Child of the Nature Isle‘ and ‘BetsyDewey’ – two blogs passionate about natural/empowered births and the people who make it happen.
What is a blog carnival?
A blog carnival provides the opportunity for a variety of bloggers to write a post on a specific theme, publish them on the same day, and then support each other by reading posts, making comments and sharing on social networks. Since the participants are all writing on the same theme, the carnival is a great way to discover new blogs on a topic that you are passionate about. Blog carnivals have the potential to create community, forge friendships and get you increased attention in the blogosphere!
In this case, the Empowered Birth Blog Carnival is dedicated to exploring all aspects of Natural, Joyful Birth and Holistic Birthing preparations. Whether you are new to blog carnivals or a regular carnival contributor, we’d love to have you participate on this important topic.
What is Empowered Birth Week?
Empowered Birth week is designed to promote the messages, skills, and teachings of anyone involved or interested in natural birthing in such a way that it awakens every woman to seek, “empowered birth,” information. It is an expression of our joy, triumphs and power!
Empowered Birth Week is the work of Barbara Rivera Of Birth Power.
For more information on what an Empowered Birth is read here:
You can watch the explanation of Empowered Birth Week on You Tube.
What should I write about?
Birth! Tell your birthing story, preparations, joys, successes and celebrations….
Remember, your topic is 100% your choice – these are just some ideas to get your creativity flowing.
NB: Please do not denigrate anyone else’s birthing experiences or choices in your post – we are all in it for the empowerment!
How do I participate?
We welcome all new, previously unpublished posts on the subject of Empowered Birth as outlined above. All posts must be submitted by 28th August 2011 to:
Terri and Betsy at the following email addresses:
terri (at) childofnatureblog.com
betsy (at) betsydewey.com
Replace the (at) with @ and close the gaps – it’s written like this to prevent autospammers!
In addition to your post you will need to:
You will be informed of your acceptance to the carnival by 2nd September at the latest and given additional information such as the html code to insert before and after your post which will list all the other participants. All posts need to be published before 8am EST on September 5th 2011 and you will be expected to update the html code later that afternoon with all the updated links. The updated code is essential because it will give your readers the correct links to other blogs participating in the carnival, as they will be linking to your blog as well.
Don’t worry if it’s your first carnival and all this sounds complex, it’s super simple and tons of fun! Your carnival hosts will be happy to help you on the day of the carnival if you run into problems, too.
We look forward to your participation. Please spread the word!
With Empowerment and Joy
Terri Henry & Betsy Dewey
About Child of the Nature Isle
Child of the Nature Isle is a blog from Dominica, a country that is also known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean. Dominica is famous for its 365 rivers, lush protected rainforest, boiling lake and world class diving. We are not the Dominican Republic!
Up in the heights of a rainforested mountain which bubbles with healing, hot sulphur water, Terri lives with her partner and 2 young children. They are a natural-birthing, breast-feeding, tandem-nursing, baby-wearing, cloth-diapering, vegan-fooding, co-sleeping, yoga-practicing, non-vaxing, home-schooling, nature-loving bunch! Terri enjoys sharing their natural, healthy ‘eco-livity’ to positively contribute to joyful and sustainable family lifestyles everywhere.
About Betsy Dewey
Betsy is the author of Birthright – the latest on pregnancy and birth alternatives. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge about fertility, nutrition, pregnancy, circumcision, vaccination, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, midwifery, home birth, home school, parenting, and freedom with everyone in the world. Betsy gave birth to both of her sons at home on the two best days of her life. She breastfeeds, cloth diapers, potty trains early, under-vaccinates, practices yoga, consumes raw milk and oysters, and believes that circumcision is barbaric. She and her family are navigating the home school ride and living life to the fullest. Betsy’s enthusiasm for life is contagious.