Tag Archives: Freedom for 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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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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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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If You Care About the Health and Safety of Moms and Babies…

you will watch this film and take part in creating Freedom for Birth. There is a huge problem in our culture and its happening behind closed doors.  It is something that happens during the most private and intimate experiences of … 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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Making Change in Childbirth

For the past few days I’ve been receiving emails for organizations around the country and around the world about childbirth activism. It seems as though we may be reaching a critical mass.  There are groups of mothers and father, women … 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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