ATTENTION: if you are pregnant or supporting pregnancy, READ THIS! I am collating feedback on The Birth Map. If you have read or used the book: please help me build a body of evidence which I can use to support research grant applications and take to the Australian Minister for Health (and the opposition minister). … More I need your input – your voice is powerful!
This article sums up a rather ridiculous problem in our society. Competitive birthing and who gets to set The Standard. Kate Middleton, apparently, has had three uncomplicated births. Keira Knightly, apparently, had a rather difficult and unpleasant birth. Kate Middleton, apparently, had a birth plan. Keira Knightly, apparently, felt they were pointless. Draw whatever conclusions … More Kate Middleton does not set the ‘standard’: Keira Knightly shouldn’t either.
Positive Birth Stories via Blog – Women’s Perspective
I’m the custodian of some powerful knowing, But like seeds, it won’t grow without sowing, Knowledge shared is a gift For it gives a lift And gets the power flowing. The Birth Map evolved in my heart Four births of my own at its start It is ready now for sharing With those who … More More than just another birth book
Birthing is not innate, Not in this Modern World Our instincts may be masked and crushed We may find ourselves being processed Our questions being hushed. For many women birth is something they Survive A life event without honour or joy It is enough to just get through with a healthy girl or boy. … More The Survivor, The Warrior and The Goddess
The spectrum of birth possibilities in the western world spans from unassisted birth to elective caesarean and even surrogacy. For some people, the choice is made for them, for reasons beyond their control. For others the choice is absolute. When the absolute choice is at one of the extremes, it can be very difficult to … More Medically Extreme Birthing: born of fear or fantasy?
E8 – The Birth That I Had to Heal – Single Parents First Birth in a Hospital This story has some great clues for first timers…you can benefit from Aly’s experience….her hindsight could be your saving grace.
What constitutes a ‘good’ birth story?
And who gets to decide? … More Her Beauty and Her Terror…