Our very own Rachel Zeller has been featured in an article about birth in Buffalo and beyond in an article in Art Voice. Please check it out!
Getting Off Our Backs
by Lindsay Berman
How women are reclaiming birth, one midwife at a time
Eileen is not coming to your house with a bottle of gin,” says Eileen Stewart.
The director of Buffalo Midwifery Services and a certified nurse midwife, Stewart is one of many midwives across the country trying to demystify the public’s image of midwifery, including the notion that it is an old-world holdout whose method of choice is liquor. Stewart says her mission is to help women understand their birthing options, their bodies, and their rights.
This focus on the re-empowerment of birthing mothers and the firm belief in the mental and physical control women can have over birth breeds contention between the traditional medical community and midwives, naturalists, and women seeking alternatives to medicalized birth. ...