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Birth Trauma: When Your Friend Has A Baby

Birth Trauma: When Your Friend Has A Baby

When you have birth trauma it can be incredibly triggering to see your friends planning their own births, and it can leave us feeling very . Here are six easy tips on managing Vicarious Birth Trauma.…

Do You Need To Help Bring On Labour?

Do You Need To Help Bring On Labour?

How safe is synthetic hormone induction for labour? Should you induce labour at home and will that help you avoid synthetic hormonal induction? Is home induction any different to chemical induction?…

The DOs and DON’Ts of Waiting for Baby

The DOs and DON’Ts of Waiting for Baby

Women frequently underestimate their ability to guard their birth space at the end of pregnancy. Remember that birth space isn't just physical space, it's emotional space too. Here's some tips!…

Birth: Who Is The Boss, You or Your Dr?

Birth: Who Is The Boss, You or Your Dr?

Would you hire a painter who would only paint your house pink? Don't hire a maternity care provider who isn't flexible and receptive to your personal preferences. Here's how to tell who is in charge!…

No More Caesarean Guilt

No More Caesarean Guilt

Have you recently read something about the risks of caesareans that left you feeling wretched? We need to find a way to balance the risks of triggering some women, with information sharing for others.…

Go In Pushing – Not a VBAC Birth Plan

Go In Pushing – Not a VBAC Birth Plan

"My care provider doesn't allow VBAC so I'm just going to go in pushing" Find out why this is not just a bad idea, it could actually be downright dangerous.…

Hormones Make You Pregnant, Not Crazy

Hormones Make You Pregnant, Not Crazy

When a pregnant woman cries it is blamed on her hormones. When a group of young men riot after a football match, hormones are never mentioned. Let's talk about testosterone more often shall we?…

Be The Boss of Your Birth, No Confrontation

Be The Boss of Your Birth, No Confrontation

How can you give birth in a hospital without giving up your bodily integrity? With these three simple tips you increase your chances of an unhindered hospital birth, free from confrontation.…

VBAC – Can You Spot a Bait and Switch?

VBAC – Can You Spot a Bait and Switch?

Will you be able to pick a genuinely VBAC friendly maternity care provider, or will you get taken for a ride by a one who pulls the old Bait and Switch on you when it's too late to do anything?…

The Truth About VBAC Numbers

The Truth About VBAC Numbers

Some people claim that 75% of women successfully VBAC, others claim that only 8% do. What on earth could cause such a discrepancy between these numbers? What is it that we are not being told here?…

CBAC – You Can Not Fail at VBAC

CBAC – You Can Not Fail at VBAC

If you've had a CBAC you might feel like a horrible failure, but women do not fail birth. Care providers, on the other hand, frequently fail to support VBAC and sometimes birth partners do too.…

Are Vaginal Exams Accurate?

Are Vaginal Exams Accurate?

How accurate are vaginal exams? Is it common for different providers to have a different estimation for the same cervix? Try this experiment to find out!…

Birth Trauma Explained for Fathers

Birth Trauma Explained for Fathers

Putting birth trauma into words so that men can understand it can be difficult, so here we've done it for you! Birth trauma doesn’t have to divide you, it can bring you closer together, if only you can find a way to talk about it and accept that you can not fix it.…

Birth Trauma Is Selfless, Not Selfish!

Birth Trauma Is Selfless, Not Selfish!

Telling women to focus on their healthy baby and denying stories of birth trauma and grief is a social sickness. Women would do anything for their babies, and how they feel about birth is unrelated.…