Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Myths of Medically Managed Childbirth

http://ideas.time.com/2011/10/12/the-myths-of-natural-childbirth/ The campaign for medical management during delivery endangers mothers and children Many women enter into pregnancy before they have done research about their birthing options.  Many enter into childbirth only having the information they have learned from TV, friends … Continue reading

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Lessons from my birth

Watch more at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/your-birth-coach I wanted to share some of the things that could be learned from my birth video. Labor is an active process A woman in labor is not a passive vessel through which a baby emerges.  Labor is … Continue reading

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Birth is not a crisis…

By Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen October 18, 2011 “While having a baby at home and live online may seem wacky, it draws attention to how rare natural childbirth has become, writes Elizabeth Payne. Nancy Salgueiro is not crazy. She is … Continue reading

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Should Siblings be Included in Birth?

People often have mixed reactions when they consider having older children at the birth of a new sibling.  There is concern that the child will need help during labor and mom and dad will not be in a position to … Continue reading

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When are you due?

The term due date creates a lot of misconceptions.  It implies that you are due to have your baby by a specific date, but this is not the case.   You are not “due” to have your baby by 40 weeks.  … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Birthday to My Daughter Leilani

I have heard many women recount birth stories that start off just like mine and end in “so I had to have a c-section”.  The only difference between me and them is that I had the support, faith, knowledge, and … Continue reading

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More Kind Words. Thank You.

One of the things I recommend laboring women visualize when in labor is all our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers who have walked before us.  All the women around the world and from the beginning of time who have successfully … Continue reading

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Laboring Under an Illusion

A great film that explores what modern media has taught us about childbirth vs what the real thing is or has the potential to be. We need to break down the myths about childbirth that the media has taught us.  … Continue reading

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It Takes a Community…

…Thank You For Being My Community. “Childbirth is an experience in a woman’s life that holds the power to transform her forever. Passing through these powerful gates—in her own way—remembering all the generations of women who walk with her… She … Continue reading

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