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Time To Imagine A Better Birth...

Monday, October 15, 2012

It is always right to imagine more, imagine something better, something greater, I'd say it's human nature to strive for more. If mothers are given the best information and the freedom to explore their best birth, then childbirth practices could be dramatically improved. With so many women being either induced or having a caesarean when it's not needed, we need to imagine a better way. For each

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The Fight For Natural Birth In Brazil

Friday, October 5, 2012

Brazil is larger than the continental US and Australia. It is the fifth largest country in the world. With a population of 195 million, birth practices that are developed in the country are bound to impact the rest of the world.

As of today, more than 50% of all babies that are born in Brazil arrive via caesarean section. This rises to over 80% for women who have private medical insuran

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Home Births: Where We're At In 2012...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's terribly sad that birthing in a non-clinical setting has been in decline for some time, with developed countries seeing a sharp drop of home births during the 20th century in particular. In the United Kingdom, just 2.7% of mothers choose a home birth, as opposed to 34% of Mothers in 1959. Even in the Netherlands, which has traditionally been an inspiration to those choosing home births, a

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