Tag Archives: Choices in Childbirth

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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Decision Making in Pregnancy and Parenting: It's Not Black and White

I recently read this excerpt from Emily Oster’s book, “Expecting Better: Why The Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong — and What You Really Need to Know.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/expecting-better-emily-oster_n_3780541.html In her book Oster presents the model that she teaches university business students to … 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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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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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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We Live in a Free Country, or Do We?

Have you been free to make choices for your own body in birth?   Did anyone tell you that you have no choice?   Please leave your comments below.

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Natural Birth Secrets Revealed – Choices in Childbirth

http://ezinearticles.com/?Natural-Birth-Secrets-Revealed—Choices-in-Childbirth:-What-Need-to-Know-Before-You-Give-Birth&id=6686672 Ask women what they wish they knew about childbirth before they had their first child and the most common response is: “I wish I knew I had choices.” Our culture teaches women to believe that someone else knows better … Continue reading

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