Tag Archives: Childbirth

Natural Birth, Baby, and Beyond Podcast

I am planning to start a podcast to discuss issues around pregnancy, birth, parenting, sexuality, natural living, and women’s rights. Does this sound like something you would be interested in listening to? What topics would interest you most? What questions … 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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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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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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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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Happy 3rd Birthday to My Son Taivus – "Oh, That Was Good!"

March 26, 2009, I gave birth for the second time. You always hear that it’s the first baby who  comes after your due date.  My first baby was born at 38 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy, so I expected … Continue reading

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Natural Birth Secrets Revealed – Why You Must Watch Videos of Birth

What is your Visual blueprint for birth? What do I mean by your visual blueprint? The blueprint is the program that will tell you how to proceed. The images that you have in your head of what birth looks like, … 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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How To Be a Supportive Grandparent in Natural Childbirth

“Hi….I am a Grandparent and wondering about your suggestion for Grandparent involvement? Great website and thank you!”   My suggestion for grandparents is to ask questions. Understand what the couple’s goals are for their birth and offer support and encouragement.  … Continue reading

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