Tag Archives: Traumatic Birth

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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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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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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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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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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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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I need your help!! Hospitals, OBs, and Natural Childbirth. How did you create your best birth?

I recently posted about choices in childbirth and how everything in birth is your choice.  No one should be doing anything to you or your baby without consent.  A mom commented about how everywhere she turns she is being told … 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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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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When are you due?

The term due date creates a lot of misconceptions.  It implies that you are due to have your baby by a specific date, but this is not the case.   You are not “due” to have your baby by 40 weeks.  … Continue reading

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