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Let's Talk Consent

Monday, 26 May 2014 22:25
It may or may not surprise you to know that much of my interest in birth evolved out of an interest in reproductive justice. In that area of my life, we talked a lot about consent, using phrases like the ones found in this post on the Free Figure Revolution…

The Maternal Pelvis

Friday, 23 May 2014 12:43
As humans, there are many things that set us apart and make us relatively unique from other primates. Besides our capacity for abstract thought, our mastery of fire, and our obsession with reality television, the simple fact of being bipedal has had drastic effects in our ongoing biological and social…

The History of Midwifery and Breech Birth

Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:04
Babies have been brought into this world since the beginning of mankind. Even up until the time when my father was born in 1930 a majority of births in the US were still taking place at home. Within 10 years this had completely changed and led us to where we…

The Hormonal Birth Symphony

Friday, 10 January 2014 01:22
During its evolution, the female body developed to give birth—naturally. Our bodies have been equipped with the strongest and the most stretchable organs, the uterus with which we carry the baby and the breasts that produce food for them. Pregnancy is the time to connect with our body and with…

Letting Go Of Negative Beliefs About Pregnancy

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:07
In last week’s blog I wrote about how to discover your pregnancy core beliefs. If you missed it you can read it here. Once you have figured out what your negative core beliefs about pregnancy are you can take the next step, which is to release them. To release your…

Weddings and Birth

Thursday, 28 November 2013 12:32
I recently saw a post on Facebook that stated most women spend an average of 11 hours per week planning and preparing for their wedding in the last 3 months leading up to the big day. That is a staggering 132 hours! For most women, no detail is left to…

Knowledge is Power in a VBAC

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 23:10
"You just couldn't have the baby vaginally," were the words my OB spoke with complacency the day after my emergency c-section. It was around week 30 of my first pregnancy when my OB and I discussed my desire to have an all natural birth. My OB immediately said it would…

Experience vs Information: Your Choice

Monday, 04 November 2013 19:58
This post started out as a piece on optimal cord clamping, but has become a whole new beast. (Optimal, or delayed cord clamping is the process whereby the umbilical cord is left to cease pulsating before cutting). I read and I researched, after which time, this article changed tracks. I…

What is Informed Choice?

Sunday, 03 November 2013 04:42
Throughout pregnancy we are faced by choices, possibly more than any other time in our lives. Which blood tests should I have? Should I have pain relief during labour? If so which ones are right for me? Do I really need that Caesarean? So what is the difference between regular…
Your body is a self-healing, self regulating, homeostasis maintaining, intelligent, vitalistic being.  This is the philosophical tenet of chiropractic.  With this in mind, a baby in the breech presentation is a perfect adaptation to something occurring in the body.  This is not a pathological condition.  It is important to examine…

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