Tag Archives: reproductive freedom

I wish homebirth was illegal

This may surprise you all but I sometimes wish homebirth was illegal.*   Recently I saw a kind woman asking online what would be nice in a basket for her friend due to have her babe at home in the … Continue reading

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Throwing out the lies with the birth water – Sydney screening!

Throwing out the lies with the birth water is a documentary about a woman’s right to give birth at home. It outlines the key issues for birth choices in the Blue Mountains, NSW. It follows one woman’s journey before, during … Continue reading

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No Virginia, abortion isn’t legal in Australia

“For years, women in Queensland have been assured that the anti-abortion laws were a ‘dead letter’ – that they would never be used. Now a young woman and her partner are facing trial under these laws and facing the prospect of years in prison.” Continue reading

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Homebirth. It just is.

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Opening your window to birth

Birth, she is dying. This primal and unspeakably powerful initiation, the only road to motherhood for our ancestors, has been stripped of her dignity and purpose in our times. Birth has become a dangerous medical disease to be treated with … Continue reading

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The real birth wars

The “quality and safety framework” has been released. My response looks like this: Photo and video editing at www.OneTrueMedia.com Make an on-line slide show at www.OneTrueMedia.com Tweet

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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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Weasel words revealed by the government

In a nicely Orwellian turn of phrase where we’re assured that our choices are being expanded, the government deigned to share some of their maternity “care” plans with us. Finally. The AMA’s choices are sure being expanded but those of … Continue reading

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Legal Regulation of Pregnancy and Childbirth

Via the ever marvellous Feminist Law Professors. As personhood of the foetus is foisted on Australian women via the backdoor of homebirth legislation, we should be paying attention to this. Legal Regulation of Pregnancy and Childbirth Courtney G. Joslin University … Continue reading

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Too good to pass by

Head over to The Angry Black Woman to read a huge link fest on reproductive justice. Wow. Just wow. Further wowing to be had from Helen Razer who offered us some great tips on Vajazzling in time for International Women’s … Continue reading

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