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BIRTH STORY



BORN A MOTHER
MONICA MARINO
When I first became pregnant, seven years ago, I was immersed in public health work – examining the intersection of poverty, HIV and gender identity as a street based researcher. My evenings were spent in the classroom finishing up my Masters Degree. As I dreamed of motherhood and my baby to be, I felt a natural pull towards global maternal health. And now, as a mother of two, approaching Mother’s Day, I share my birth stories because every woman should have the fundamental right to life and health.

When I went into labor, my baby was in a posterior position resulting in an arduously long back labor. Along with my doula, my birthing preferences were met with resistance as I was under the care of the Obstetrician that my provider hopedwouldn’t be on call that day. Whatever discord I felt between the Dr. and his team dissipated from my mind as soon as I heard my doula say, “It’s a girl” – and I experienced that glorious moment when time seemed to stand still. The minute that I became a mother for the first time. The moment that I met my darling Lucia Paloma.

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