Monthly Archives: January 2013

Campaign to Improve Access to Midwifery Care in Ontario

Please sign the petition supporting midwifery for women in rural Ontario, as their rights to choice of care provider are being limited. http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/ontario-ministry-of-health-and-long-term-care-not-restrict-a-woman-s-right-to-choose-a-healthcare-provider?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=url_share&utm_campaign=url_share_after_sign To Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Ontario Midwifery Program: I am writing on behalf … Continue reading

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FREE EVENT: Natural Birth Solutions: An Evidence Based Approach

Join me on Friday February 8, 2013 for a FREE presentation by my mentor Dr. Jeanne Ohm here in Ottawa at 7:30pm. This event is open to all who are interested in birth or are working in or around birth.  … Continue reading

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Positive Birth Movement

There is a movement starting and you can be a part of it. WHAT IS ‘POSITIVE BIRTH’? The Positive Birth Movement believes that every woman deserves a positive birth. But what does this mean? A positive birth means a birth … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myths about C-section rates

Women are not typically choosing c-sections. Many who think they want one are often misinformed of the benefits of natural childbirth and the risks of surgery. They don’t want a c-section, the want to avoid the trauma of the typical … Continue reading

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Normal Babies Would Indeed 'Choose' Labour

Myth: babies would choose prelabour caesarean section. Abstract “Interest in rising caesarean section (CS) rates focuses on the putative relative effects on maternal health and perinatal mortality, especially in ‘non-medical’, ‘request’ or ‘repeat’ planned prelabour CS (PLCS). Shortening pregnancy and … Continue reading

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Beautiful Frank Breech Home Birth Video

Empowered Home Breech Birth Despite the evidence that supports vaginal breech birth, most women are not being given the choice to give their babies the benefit of a gentle birth. Obstetrician, Dr. Stuart Fischbein and midwife Beth Cannon are giving … Continue reading

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