Anatomical chart highlighting the anus, intestines, and vagina, explaining why pooping is likely during birth.
Mandolin is a birth and postpartum doula, and childbirth educator. You can find her teaching community-based classes as well as classes at Mary Washington Hospital.
She loves birth, coffee, and a good spit-your-drink-out of your nose laugh. She is the mom of a kindergartner, and works in her local community on justice issues.