Which is safer, Hospital or Home birth?

Which is safer, Hospital or Home birth?

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This morning, someone told me hospital birth was safer than birth at home. I thought that was an interesting, yet scientifically unsupported, claim! As I am fully aware of the safety of home birth, I personally only had information on unassisted birth, so I began to look for credible studies with certified midwife assisted birth!…

Is your Midwife there to serve YOU? – Questions to ask a Potential Midwife

Is your Midwife there to serve YOU? – Questions to ask a Potential Midwife

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So you want to hire a homebirth midwife? That’s a great choice! There are many great midwives that serve women all across the world. They usually serve in a more natural-minded manner, and know more about physiological birth than their obstetric counterparts. When you go about hiring a midwife, it is important to be aware…

I am not BRAVE for Having an Unassisted Birth (Eye Roll)

I am not BRAVE for Having an Unassisted Birth (Eye Roll)

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If you’ve birthed unassisted, you’ve likely heard it. “You are brave”, “You are daring”, or ” You are bold!” Quite flattering, sure, but brave isn’t exactly the word I would use. The women who waltz into a facility – mid labor, putting their birth into the hands of a medical provider, expecting them to successfully…

How To Have A Gentle C-Section

How To Have A Gentle C-Section

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When you picture a cesarean, what words come to mind first? Cold. Quiet. Bright. Scary. Scrubs. Scalpel. Shaky. Drugged Up. Curtain. No Skin to Skin. Sore. Inactive.  But wait! Ending up with a C-Section, whether by emergency or by choice, does not mean that you have to miss out on being an active participant in…

Racism in Maternal Care

Racism in Maternal Care

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You’d think we are in a time where everyone would be treated equally. Those in a professional position would not complete their duties based on the ethnicity of a person – so we would think. If you look at the birth outcomes of each ethnicity, you will find that things are not equal. It is…

When your Doctor Chooses for you, They aren’t Choosing FOR you.

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The practice of paternalism in the medical field is becoming more common. Where the patient is tricked into blindly trusting the doctor, because the doctor is believed to be the “educated professional”. What many do not realize is the conflict of interest that comes with their medical suggestions. Convenience and revenue are two factors that…

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