Category Archives: Western Birth Practices

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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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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CHOICE: A Birth and Baby Film Festival

I am one of the co-organizers of the CHOICE: A Birth and Baby Film Festival.  In 2012 we screened a 11 films, each followed by a community panel discussion.  As a result of the great success of the film festival … Continue reading

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Inform Yourself Before You Choose Circumcision

As a parent you need to be fully informed when making decisions for your child’s welfare.  Please watch these whole videos.  

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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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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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