Tag Archives: Caesarean Section

Humanizing Cesarean Birth

As much as we would like to see Cesarean birth rates decline, there will still be moms and babies who need a Cesarean to make it safely through childbirth. It is possible to create a more personalized, human, and family … Continue reading

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Should Women With Traumatic Birth Experiences Just "Accept and Move On?"

I am appalled at this article on the Huffington Post entitled, “Recalibrating Our Expectations of Childbirth.” You don’t really need to go and read it, I quote the appalling parts below, but if you are interested here is the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cara-paiuk/recalibrating-our-expecta_b_5372955.html  There … Continue reading

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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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"My Greatest Acheivement to Date"

By Guest Blogger Emma White I should probably start by mentioning the fact that my son was a very long, big baby and I am only 5ft tall – his head never engaged into my pelvis and i never went … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Avoid a C-Section

The cesarean section rate in the United States was 4.5% in 1965; today it is over 30%! There are many things that can set you up for a successful natural birth and many things that increase your chances of a … 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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Everything in Birth is Your Choice

“Everything in your life is your choice.  If you choose to let someone else make your choices, that, too, is a choice.” When it comes to your birth experience, what can you choose? The answer is anything, and everything.  Birth … Continue reading

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Look What they Gone Done to Birth

Look What they Gone Done to Birth By Earth Lande Look what they’ve gone done to birth Trying to strip it of everything it’s worth

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Making the "Right" Parenting Choices

As parents we are always making decisions for our children, starting from the day we try to conceive.  We all want what is best for our children and we always do our best to make what we believe are the … Continue reading

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Birth is not a crisis…

By Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen October 18, 2011 “While having a baby at home and live online may seem wacky, it draws attention to how rare natural childbirth has become, writes Elizabeth Payne. Nancy Salgueiro is not crazy. She is … Continue reading

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