Monthly Archives: October 2012

Does Birth Really Matter?

Intervention and psychological outcomes in childbirth: an excerpt from The Face of Birth Women are not told that interventions in childbirth can affect them psychologically and can affect their relationship with their children. We may not lose babies lives but … Continue reading

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Making Change in Childbirth

For the past few days I’ve been receiving emails for organizations around the country and around the world about childbirth activism. It seems as though we may be reaching a critical mass.  There are groups of mothers and father, women … Continue reading

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Birth Activsm in Action

It is so wonderful to see women standing up for their birthing sisters.  Many women have been traumatized by obstetrical violence and been ignored because they have a live baby. Birth s more than just the birth of a baby.  … Continue reading

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Delivery room choices: Mothers fight for right to informed consent

Metro Ottawa Newspaper October 21, 2012:  “Dr. Nancy Salgueiro, an Ottawa chiropractor and childbirth coach, wants a public inquiry into what she says are violations of women’s right to informed consent during childbirth. To help fuel her call she’s launched … Continue reading

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Orgasmic Birth on 20/20

  My goal was an orgasmic birth with my first. Did I have orgasmic births? I can’t say my births were exactly orgasmic.  Not the same type of orgasmic feeling as with sex but they were all very orgasm like. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Oziah!!

Oziah is one year old today!. If you haven’t actually watched his birth yet, you can see it here. In celebration of his birthday, check out this special offer. Can you believe one year has passed? In the passed year … Continue reading

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Taking Action to Improve Birth

It has been a year since I dove into childbirth activism with my live online home birth of Oziah.  (His birthday is tomorrow!) I hadn’t thought of my decision to birth live as a “social activist moment”, as my dear … Continue reading

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Make a Difference Sign the Petitions

| | To me freedom for birth means having autonomy over one’s own body.  If we do not have the right to choose how, when, with whom we use our own body to birth our babies we do have freedom. … Continue reading

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