TheWanderingWom6

The Wandering Womb, art from a birthworker

Beverly, West Virginia

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Announcement    Welcome to the Wandering Womb! I’m a homebirth midwife, doula, and lactation counselor making art when I’ve got time! Some of the things I make are to fill gaps in educational material that I need, others are inspired by experiences in birthwork, and others are just weird.
Why the Wandering Womb you say? Women’s health has a pretty dark history, with a legacy of people having their choices taken away and their complaints disregarded as feminine weakness. For many years, doctors diagnosed many complaints of a ‘female’ nature as hysteria. This blanket diagnoses allowed for many atrocities to be committed against these patients. One of the so called causes of hysteria was thought to be a wandering womb, displaced in the body and causing chaos to that person’s disposition. So, I’ve decided to reclaim the term as a birth worker. And anyway, wouldn’t it make a great band or saloon name?

That’s all! Enjoy!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 16, 2020

Welcome to the Wandering Womb! I’m a homebirth midwife, doula, and lactation counselor making art when I’ve got time! Some of the things I make are to fill gaps in educational material that I need, others are inspired by experiences in birthwork, and others are just weird.
Why the Wandering Womb you say? Women’s health has a pretty dark history, with a legacy of people having their choices taken away and their complaints disregarded as feminine weakness. For many years, doctors diagnosed many complaints of a ‘female’ nature as hysteria. This blanket diagnoses allowed for many atrocities to be committed against these patients. One of the so called causes of hysteria was thought to be a wandering womb, displaced in the body and causing chaos to that person’s disposition. So, I’ve decided to reclaim the term as a birth worker. And anyway, wouldn’t it make a great band or saloon name?

That’s all! Enjoy!

Items

 

Moth Baby Onesie

$17.75

Maureen Farrell

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Maureen Farrell

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About TheWanderingWom6

Sales 429
On Etsy since 2015

Shop Renovations!

Hey Folks! Some of you may be long time shoppers here, and others new. I had previously been focusing on handmade herbal products, toys, and clothes; making small batches and custom orders. In the past few years I’ve shifted my focus from outdoor learning, healing, and play to birthwork. Since then, most of my time has gone into serving my clients, but I’ve found some time here and there to make art. I hope you enjoy it!

Why the Wandering Womb you say? Women’s health has a pretty dark history; with a legacy of people having their choices taken away and their complaints disregarded as feminine weakness. For many years, doctors diagnosed many complaints of a ‘female’ nature as hysteria, and this blanket diagnoses allowed for many atrocities to be committed against these patients. One of the so called causes of hysteria was thought to be a wandering womb, displaced in the body and causing chaos to that person’s disposition. So, I’ve decided to reclaim the term as a birth worker. And anyway, wouldn’t it make a great band or saloon name? The way I see it, my job is all about helping birthing people reclaim their autonomy and maintain the availability of their choices, so why not do it with a wandering womb?

Anyway, we’re still living in WV, here in the woods and trying to grow things around us. I’m inspired everyday by what I see in the forest and what I see on my travels to serve the birthing families of this state.

-Maureen

Shop members

  • Maureen Farrell

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I'm Maureen, the shop owner and its only maker, creator, and artist. I'm primarily a mother and a woods woman. I live in the heart of the Appalachian mountains in West Virginia with my husband, son, three dogs, cat, and many assorted farm animals.

Production partners

  • Print shop

    Charlotte, NC

    Fulfills printing for me

  • Printify

    United States

    They print and fulfill certain orders for me

Shop policies

Last updated on December 18, 2020
Welcome to the Wandering Womb. If you have questions or would like to commission a piece, please send me a message!

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I will fully refund any excess shipping costs. If an item arrives damaged please contact me immediately and I will repair or replace it.
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