Category Archives: Natural Childbirth

Dancing Your Way Through Birth

Do you love to dance? A great way to work through the intensity of labor is to dance. Often that ends up being more of a slow dance, swaying with your arms hanging around your partners neck, but this looks entirely … 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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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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Drinking Love

I am writing a new book.  It actually has been written in my head since my pregnancy in 2011 but I am finally putting it down on paper, well technically typing it on to virtual paper.  I was inspired by … Continue reading

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How My Midwife Changed My Life 7 Years Ago

I am reposting this article originally published on Ottawa Mommy Club because today is the 7th anniversary of me becoming a mother. “You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions … Continue reading

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What is an Empowered Birth?

“For me an empowered birth is one where I am the one who makes the decisions for me and my baby. Where I am in an environment of love, support, and respect for the power within my body to successfully birth my baby. Where … Continue reading

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Is Caring About Your Birth Experience Selfish?

YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! to what is said in this article.  It says everything that should be said, so I don’t really have a comment, except that all women need to read this:  http://www.improvingbirth.org/2013/05/selfish-women/ and that NO!!! NO!!! NO!!! it is … 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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