Tag Archives: Birth Trauma

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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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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Does Birth Really Matter?

Intervention and psychological outcomes in childbirth: an excerpt from The Face of Birth Women are not told that interventions in childbirth can affect them psychologically and can affect their relationship with their children. We may not lose babies lives but … Continue reading

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Birth Activsm in Action

It is so wonderful to see women standing up for their birthing sisters.  Many women have been traumatized by obstetrical violence and been ignored because they have a live baby. Birth s more than just the birth of a baby.  … Continue reading

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Taking Action to Improve Birth

It has been a year since I dove into childbirth activism with my live online home birth of Oziah.  (His birthday is tomorrow!) I hadn’t thought of my decision to birth live as a “social activist moment”, as my dear … Continue reading

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Make a Difference Sign the Petitions

| | To me freedom for birth means having autonomy over one’s own body.  If we do not have the right to choose how, when, with whom we use our own body to birth our babies we do have freedom. … Continue reading

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Women are Persons, but are We Treated as Such

How were you treated in birth?   How do you expect to be treated in birth?   Leave your comments below.

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Should C-sections be Promoted as a Choice in Childbirth?

http://www.canada.com/mobile/iphone/story.html?id=6877820  An Alberta physician is saying we need to promote elective c-sections as an option for birth.  What do you think? To me this is very sad. C-sections are there to save lives when necessary. The risk of death for … Continue reading

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Do first-time mothers have unrealistic views about having uncomplicated births?

“We believe that many women and their carers have overly optimistic views,” the report states. “In this study, we have found that pregnant women, staff and students all overestimate the chance of first time mothers having an uncomplicated labour and … Continue reading

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