Category Archives: Childbirth Activism

Natural Birth, Baby, and Beyond Podcast

I am planning to start a podcast to discuss issues around pregnancy, birth, parenting, sexuality, natural living, and women’s rights. Does this sound like something you would be interested in listening to? What topics would interest you most? What questions … Continue reading

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Humanizing Cesarean Birth

As much as we would like to see Cesarean birth rates decline, there will still be moms and babies who need a Cesarean to make it safely through childbirth. It is possible to create a more personalized, human, and family … Continue reading

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W.H.O. States: Caesarean sections should only be performed when medically necessary

“Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries. Although it can save lives, caesarean section is often performed without medical need, putting women and their … Continue reading

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Prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during childbirth.

The World Health Organization has released a statement: Prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during childbirth. I am sad that this even needs to be a topic of discussion and thrilled that this is finally being dealt with on … Continue reading

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Should Women With Traumatic Birth Experiences Just "Accept and Move On?"

I am appalled at this article on the Huffington Post entitled, “Recalibrating Our Expectations of Childbirth.” You don’t really need to go and read it, I quote the appalling parts below, but if you are interested here is the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cara-paiuk/recalibrating-our-expecta_b_5372955.html  There … Continue reading

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Stay Out of Our Vaginas

A new device is being manufactured to stretch a woman’s pelvic tissues (lower 1/3 of the vagina and pelvic floor muscles) during the first stage of labor.  http://www.maternamedical.com/the-device.html There are so many things wrong with this idea. Women’s bodies are … Continue reading

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Two Years After My Online Birth

Two years ago I made a decision that has changed the course of my life. As a result of my mother’s reaction to witnessing my second home birth back in 2009, and how gentle and empowering it was compared to … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Home Birth After Cesarean

The only person who can decide on the safest place to give birth is the mother. The safest place for her to birth is the place she is most relaxed and comfortable.  This allows for physiological low risk birth, without … Continue reading

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The Truth about Childbirth: Mothers Matter

Mothers Giving Health Decision Makers a Wake Up Call: Mothers Matter Campaign Launches on Mother’s Day. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – May 12, 2013 – OTTAWA, Canada —  Mothers of Change-National Capital Region is officially putting health decision … Continue reading

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Canada Getting Soft on Circumcision

 “Canada’s pediatricians are about to update their advice on whether baby boys should be circumcised, revising and softening their stand for the first time in 17 years.” “Their review comes as new Canadian research suggests half of expectant parents would … Continue reading

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