Amy Wright Glenn


Q&A with Amy Wright Glenn

“Holding Space does just that for each of us. In a clear, intimate voice, Amy Wright Glenn shares her own experience and wisdom and by doing so makes a space for her reader to develop the same. For anyone going through loss, this book will feel like a treasure.” —Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness and Real Love Listen to Amy Wright Glenn speak about her most recent book Holding Space   Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.  Amy taught…

  • February 10, 2018
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Sage’s story

This is a moving, heartfelt, and powerful tribute to a precious, little boy named Sage who was stillborn. I’m grateful writer, mother, and doula Sara Sites shared her son Sage’s story with me.  It is truly a humbling honor to have Sara’s words published on this blog. Thank you Sara. ___ Sage’s story Because it can be triggering, I want to preface my story with a disclaimer. This is a story of stillbirth. The loss of a child is such a sensitive…

  • July 12, 2017
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Yes She Was

I recently interviewed Lisa Flato, the author of the following piece/poem. Our subject was post-traumatic growth. A recording of the interview is accessible to all members of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. Each month I host interviews, webinars, and open discussions focusing on the threshold points of birth and death as well as mindfulness when it comes to breath/living.   Yes She Was by Lisa Flato   Yes She Was Yes, she was beautiful. Yes, she…

  • April 30, 2016
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Round the Circle

I love holding a book in my hands that I just can’t wait to read. Each chapter, a treasure. Each page, an inspiration. This is how I feel when I pick up my new copy of “Round the Circle: Doulas Share Their Experiences.” I am particularly joyful as I am one of 23 doulas featured in “Round the Circle” — the first anthology by and for doulas ever to be published. Below editor Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD reflects upon the crafting…

  • April 17, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Homebirth Cesarean

As mentioned in author and doula Ananda Lowe’s recent NPR piece, the term “homebirth cesarean” didn’t exist before 2011. However, today more and more birth professionals have picked up the lexicon which refers to “a planned out-of-hospital birth that ends in the hospital operating room.” Cesarean surgery is the most commonly preformed surgery in the US. One-third of all American children are born via cesarean section. While America’s high cesarean rates are certainly concerning, for mothers who hope to deliver in…

  • March 21, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn