I recently had a conversation with someone, who in all seriousness, told me that people who work in hospitals should be able to hold women down and do whatever they want to do to them during birth. It’s hugely problematic that there are still people who think like this, but I suspect that there are […]
Love and Birth, as inseparable as a mother and baby. No it’s not hippy mumbo jumbo, it’s science. Fighting cam be dangerous when in labour, find out why it’s so important to be well supported for VBAC
Gas lighting is perhaps the single most effective form of controlling the communications in a relationship without the victim ever knowing that they are experiencing abuse.
Do women fail to breastfeed, or is society failing vulnerable new mothers who only want what’s best for their babies? What causes breastfeeding grief?
I didn’t leave because when I did, I didn’t take what I had arrived with. I took a million shattered pieces and I had to glue them all back together again.
Dignity in childbirth is a necessity, not an optional extra that is awarded to a select group of women. We do not expect women with breast cancer, or men with prostate cancer to “leave their dignity at the door”.
The seven stages of grief are a well documented psychological phenomenon. Find out how they come into play with birth trauma and grief. Learn about why you aren’t “just happy you got a healthy baby”.
Validating and supporting women whose experiences are devalued and dismissed in favour of protecting the system.
Your support team should have held you up, reminded you of your plan, found ways to help you manage, or simply held you silently while you laboured.