Tag Archives: birth trauma

Yes Means Yes

A long time ago, during what some people call First Wave Feminism, women argued that men were unrestrained animals, easily overcome by lusts and that women’s purity was what fitted us up to vote and be politicians in a way … Continue reading

Posted in consumers' rights, feminism | Tagged | 8 Comments

Belinda will have her next baby at home

My name is Belinda and I live in a town in the Southern Highlands of NSW. I have only had one child, and she was born via emergency c section at my local hospital. I had always wanted a very … Continue reading

Posted in who homebirths? | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Jade was born at home in the bath

My name is Jade Farmer, I am 26, and was born at home in the bath in Eudlo Queensland (Australia) with midwife, Jane Ferguson.  My sisters were born in Brisbane with midwives Jane Ferguson, Judy Thompson and Vicki Chan.  One … Continue reading

Posted in who homebirths? | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Katie just wanted a vaginal birth

This is the link to my birth story http://earthymotherhood.blogspot.com/2010/06/hbac-waterbirth-of-archer-guest-post-by.html Where do you live? Perth How many homebirths have you had? 1  Why did you birth at home? Because I wanted a vaginal birth and I wanted it done safely without fear … Continue reading

Posted in who homebirths? | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Andrea had her third baby at home

Where do you live? Geelong, Victoria How many homebirths have you had? 1, my 3rd son. My first two boys were hospital births. Why did you birth at home? Because my rights and wishes weren’t being respected by the hospital, … Continue reading

Posted in who homebirths? | Tagged , | Leave a comment

To the woman at the shops with the weeping babe

I saw you today, at the shops, my sister. I saw you pushing a pram, perusing scarves, unable to respond to the bleating, hiccupping cries and jagged breaths of your newborn. I heard the babe cry out over and over, … Continue reading

Posted in parenting | Tagged , , , , | 55 Comments

Tami was only having a second babe if she had a homebirth

My name is Tami White. I live in central Victoria. I’ve had one homebirth. I am a 30 year old Caucasian woman. I am self-employed as a psychologist. At the time of my son’s homebirth I was employed part-time as … Continue reading

Posted in who homebirths? | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Giving and receiving the gift of birth

  Giving and receiving the gift of birth. It is no accident that we call the act of bringing babies earthside a gift. The first gift we can give to our children is the manner of their birthing, so we … Continue reading

Posted in homebirth, parenting | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Beware the birthing Trojan horses

Did you hear the tale of the defeat of the Trojans by the Greeks? Roughly speaking, the Greeks left a giant wooden horse in Troy and pretended to go away. The Trojans took the gift horse into their city, then … Continue reading

Posted in consumers' rights, parenting | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Maternal mortality in Australia – 30% under-reported?

Maternal deaths in Australia compared with England and Wales from 1967 to 1969 The MMR for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women remains three times higher than the MMR for non-Indigenous women. Monitoring maternal mortality and morbidity in Australia We … Continue reading

Posted in consumers' rights, reproductive justice | Tagged , , | 4 Comments