Tag Archives: Empowered birth

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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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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What is an Empowered Birth?

“For me an empowered birth is one where I am the one who makes the decisions for me and my baby. Where I am in an environment of love, support, and respect for the power within my body to successfully birth my baby. Where … Continue reading

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The Truth about Childbirth: Mothers Matter

Mothers Giving Health Decision Makers a Wake Up Call: Mothers Matter Campaign Launches on Mother’s Day. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – May 12, 2013 – OTTAWA, Canada —  Mothers of Change-National Capital Region is officially putting health decision … 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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Orgasmic Birth on 20/20

  My goal was an orgasmic birth with my first. Did I have orgasmic births? I can’t say my births were exactly orgasmic.  Not the same type of orgasmic feeling as with sex but they were all very orgasm like. … 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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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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