Login or Signup to meet new friends, find out what's going on, and connect with others on the site.
If you have been following the AMA resolution regarding homebirth, you simply must read this well written, eloquent and very useful article written by Navelgazingmidwife. It includes 11 steps that hospitals, labor and delivery nurses and obstetricians can take to keep women from running to homebirth by making the hospital birth experience more human. Even [...]
A recent article in Psychology Today looked at how a couple’s sexual relationship is affected following childbirth. Like many articles before it, it primarily examined in the difference in attitudes following cesarean births vs vaginal births and the main focus seemed to be on the pelvic floor. On the outside, it seems to be another [...]
“She Births: A Modern Woman’s Guidebook for an Ancient Rite of Passage” by Marcie Macari explores the Spiritual side of childbirth that is often overlooked or missing entirely in modern medically managed childbirths. Macari makes an excellent argument for all women to explore within to find their Divine Feminine and take that to their pregnancy [...]
It never ceases to amaze me that pregnant women in the United States continue to believe that they have access to the “best birthing and obstetric care in the world”. What rubbish! The amazing part is not that people have been brainwashed since birth to believe that practitioners in the US Healthcare system are nothing [...]
Millions of women will take the recommendations regarding homebirth from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists despite the blatant and inherent conflict of interest. It is absurd to take a recommendation from any group that will lose money if you don’t take their recommendation. Here are some other implied recommendations that you wont see [...]
Occasionally, babies run into a few difficulties while making their way into the world. Special procedures may be needed for example, to aid your baby’s exit from the birth canal. Or, if your baby’s health is at risk, a cesarean delivery may be required. Don’t forget, that no matter how the birth goes, a healthy [...]
Have you ever wondered why infants are given a Hepatitis B vaccine at birth? It makes absolutely no sense because Hepatitis B is a disease contracted through risky behavior such as unprotected sex and dirty needles (which newborns simply do not do). As Dr. Mercola passionately explains in this video, the only legitimate reason to [...]