Hospitals serve a purpose for people who are gravely ill or injured. However, these medical facilities are being called into question more frequently, when one considers their role in modern childbirth. In fact, some studies show that since women have begun giving birth in hospitals, incidences of birth-related injuries to both mothers and babies have […]
Women in labor gain their strength to go through this arduous process from a number of different things. Some women draw strength from their husbands or partners nearby. Others find the encouragement to go through this process by listening to music. However, more women today are using their spirituality to give the strength and energy […]
A few months ago, Roanna Rosewood contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing her soon to be released book, Cut, Stapled and Mended : When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean. I agreed but once I received the book, I kept putting […]
The Benefits of A Water Birth Water birth is exactly what it sounds like, giving birth in a tub of water. Of course you will want to keep the water warm as that is most comfortable for mother and child. While it is an uncommon practice, it is one with many benefits. Some who go […]
This personal unassisted childbirth story was found at www.theage.com.au on May 27, 2007. An excerpt: “For Clare Morrissey, her planned freebirth, at home without any medical assistance, was “absolutely beautiful”. After two hospital births, both with epidurals, and her third at a birthing centre, Mrs Morrissey decided to have a homebirth free of any help […]
According to an article in the Waterford Observer, a midwife was found guilty of misconduct after she pulled so hard on a mother’s umbilical cord that the mother “screamed in agony and feared she would die”. Click here to read the full article Sheryl’s comments: And people think unassisted birth is uncivilized??? This is a […]
Natural Childbirth is about exploring how to have a safe, healthy and natural childbirth by avoiding unnecessary drugs and interventions commonly used in childbirth and choosing a safe, gentle loving natural childbirth through homebirth, unassisted childbirth and waterbirth.