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Benefits

  There are no benefits to: intact genitals ecological breastfeeding autonomy privacy spontaneous physiological birth vaginal birth after caesarean not travelling in labour never being separated from your baby after birth physiological third stage skin on skin confidentiality being respected … Continue reading

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Do we need a new birth movement? What’s wrong with the human rights movement we have?

“But what should I do??” “Nothing, dear, you’re not qualified.” Monty Python, Meaning of Life, Birth.   Birth activists are fond of pointing out the expertification of obstetrics and it is undeniably a field rife with Experts of all kinds, … Continue reading

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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

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Homebirth. It just is.

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International day of the midwife May 5

You are a midwife, assisting at someone else’s birth. Do good without show or fuss. Facilitate what is happening rather than what you think ought to be happening. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is … Continue reading

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Joyous Birth has a new fan page!

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Like to help out with some research for a PhD student in Australia?

Meet Emily Burns, PhD student at the University of Western Sydney’s Centre for Cultural Research. Looks like a great thesis in the making and sorely needed! Good luck, Emily! This post is to ask if anyone here would be willing … Continue reading

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Science and Sensibility: systematic review

So I was idly looking over the admirable Science and Sensibility blog and in the categories I saw, “systematic review”. Two words calculated to stir the breast of the homebirth advocate. So just because I can, I’m sharing that very … Continue reading

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