Tag Archives: Informed Choice

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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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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Campaign to Improve Access to Midwifery Care in Ontario

Please sign the petition supporting midwifery for women in rural Ontario, as their rights to choice of care provider are being limited. http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/ontario-ministry-of-health-and-long-term-care-not-restrict-a-woman-s-right-to-choose-a-healthcare-provider?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=url_share&utm_campaign=url_share_after_sign To Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Ontario Midwifery Program: I am writing on behalf … 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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Delivery room choices: Mothers fight for right to informed consent

Metro Ottawa Newspaper October 21, 2012:  “Dr. Nancy Salgueiro, an Ottawa chiropractor and childbirth coach, wants a public inquiry into what she says are violations of women’s right to informed consent during childbirth. To help fuel her call she’s launched … Continue reading

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Freedom for Birth Post Screening Update

We screened the film Freedom for Birth last night at the CHOICE: A Birth and Baby Film Festival.   Wow, what a powerful film and powerful night.  After the film we had a panel discussion with the audience.  When asked, … Continue reading

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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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