Category Archives: Childbirth Activism

Vaginal Birth Better for Breech

For the same reasons that vaginal birth is better for twins, vaginal birth is also better for breech babies. The default for all births should be the most conservative which is an undisturbed, physiologic, vaginal birth.  Like all other medical … Continue reading

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Vaginal Birth Better for Twins

Canada is becoming known for our great studies on childbirth. This really should not need to be news.  Vaginal birth should always be considered the safest mode of delivery unless there is clear evidence suggesting otherwise.  When we assume that … Continue reading

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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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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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