Category Archives: Informed Choice

Study Finds Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released this article today.  http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2013/Study_Finds_Adverse_Effects_of_Pitocin_in_Newborns#.UYkdLeDO_9s.facebook Here are my thoughts as I read the article (you will get a glimpse of inside my head, I seriously wrote this as I read line by line): … 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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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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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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