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On Birth – and with due deference to Nancy Wainer whose revolutionary thoughts helped so many of us frame our own.

I propose that we reclaim birth. Our first step can be the removal of labels from birthing. Birth is birth. Women are women. We’re not mothers, wives, primips, multis or “the VBAC in room 3”, we’re women. We’re women at … Continue reading

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  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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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

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No more unnecessareans **trigger warnings**


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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

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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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Ways we silence women

This is a beautiful and important post by Heather Armstrong, presented on The Unncessarean. I know many women will relate to it. Unfortunately. Read the rest at the link. Thank you, Heather. Every time this is articulated, another woman comes … Continue reading

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Laugh and cry time

Weep as you read about VBAC in the US (and not too far off what it’s like here) Childbirth without choice It would seem perfectly natural that a woman could give birth naturally if she wants to. Guess what? She … Continue reading

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