Tag Archives: Pain of Labor

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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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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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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Look What they Gone Done to Birth

Look What they Gone Done to Birth By Earth Lande Look what they’ve gone done to birth Trying to strip it of everything it’s worth

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Relaxing Through Contractions

“Could you please explain more on what you mean by “not resisting” and what you said? regarding “getting into” the contraction. I would love to know so that I could explain it to my clients and cope through it myself … Continue reading

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The Myths of Medically Managed Childbirth

http://ideas.time.com/2011/10/12/the-myths-of-natural-childbirth/ The campaign for medical management during delivery endangers mothers and children Many women enter into pregnancy before they have done research about their birthing options.  Many enter into childbirth only having the information they have learned from TV, friends … Continue reading

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Laboring Under an Illusion

A great film that explores what modern media has taught us about childbirth vs what the real thing is or has the potential to be. We need to break down the myths about childbirth that the media has taught us.  … Continue reading

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Is Planning a Natural Birth Selfish?

Women are often made to feel that if they are planning a natural birth or a home birth that they are selfish.  People wrongly assume that women are making these choices for the sake of their own experience of birth.  … Continue reading

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Birth As We Know It

“A pregnant woman is participating in an event of miraculous significance.  She is bringing in to existence a new life that did not exist before.  The quality of this life will be defined by the quality of birth.  The genius … Continue reading

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"Why I No Longer Have Birth Regret"

Source: http://mamasandbabies.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-i-no-longer-have-birth-regret.html#comment-form by Cherylyn “I’ve had different experiences with different births, and each one has been unique and promoted personal growth. My first baby’s birth was the hardest. I went in naively thinking I could have a medication-free birth in … Continue reading

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