Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Freedom for Birth Movement

2012 was supposed to be a year of change. Philosophers and scientists have said this year will bring about a change in consciousness and a paradigm shift. I believe the shift has started when it comes to childbirth. This is … Continue reading

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Does Professional Responsibility Trump Your Human Rights?

There is so much to say about this article published online by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on November 13, 2012. Planned home birth: the professional responsibility response Here is a quick summary if you don’t want … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: Remaining Thoughts

Here are some of the notable mentions that need to be shared about this conference. Robin Lim explaining how women are treated as if they are a suitcase carrying a valuable commodity. Women are not suitcases! Marek Glezerman: “All sperm … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: Medicolegal Issues

Fireworks at the Medicolegal Issues and Ethics Panel ACOG’s opinion: Cesareans are happening for breech because of the “diminishing” ability of physicians to do #breech birth. So in other words, the providers we have to deal with the higher risk … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: Long Term Risks of Cesarean

Many of the obstetricians present at the conference were concerned about the rising cesarean rates and risks. “We were at 15% and WORRIED about the Caesarean rate in 1980.” Michael Hall, American OB, spoke about how the maternal mortality rate … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: The Real Stories

Highlights from The Impact of Choice Panel. This panel discussion had 5 mothers share their stories of having breech babies. Three women on the panel were forced into unwanted Cesarean Sections and 2 had home breech births.  The unfortunate reality … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: Making Change

Changing the World One Rumping Baby at a Time These are a couple of my personal stories of change from the conference.  Little things that will make a big difference. I enjoyed a meal with OB who was in attendance … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: The Facts on Breech

Here are some of the facts on breech birth. “No long-term adverse effects for vaginal #breechbirth compared to CS.” “Biggest risks to breech birth are inexperience & fear of the caregiver.” Diane Goslin “First thing to do when baby is … Continue reading

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If You Care About the Health and Safety of Moms and Babies…

you will watch this film and take part in creating Freedom for Birth. There is a huge problem in our culture and its happening behind closed doors.  It is something that happens during the most private and intimate experiences of … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: Do Moms Matter?

A huge personal highlight for me was Dr. Stuart Fischbein, a homebirth obstetrician, going to bat for women. An OB who seemed to forget that there is also a mom in the equation of birth said that “The purpose of … Continue reading

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