I've been light on posting lately, but I do faithfully read a number of blogs and this - Matt, Liz, and Madeline, is a beautiful one.
Warning: you need to start at the beginning (there's a handy link on the right side) and it is sad. But it's poetic and moving and inspirational too, in a sometimes-life-sucks kind of way.
Coincidentally, a good friend of mine just returned from a weekend at "The Farm" where she got to meet Ina May Gaskin - celebrated midwife and revolutionary. She told my friend that the numbers of maternal deaths in childbirth have doubled since 1980 - something way worth researching more.