birth stories

I need your input – your voice is powerful!

ATTENTION: if you are pregnant or supporting pregnancy, READ THIS! I am collating feedback on The Birth Map.  If you have read or used the book: please help me build a body of evidence which I can use to support research grant applications and take to the Australian Minister for Health (and the opposition minister).  …

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Kate Middleton does not set the ‘standard’: Keira Knightly shouldn’t either.

This article sums up a rather ridiculous problem in our society.  Competitive birthing and who gets to set The Standard. Kate Middleton, apparently, has had three uncomplicated births.  Keira Knightly, apparently, had a rather difficult and unpleasant birth.  Kate Middleton, apparently, had a birth plan.  Keira Knightly, apparently, felt they were pointless.  Draw whatever conclusions …

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The Survivor, The Warrior and The Goddess

Birthing is not innate, Not in this Modern World Our instincts may be masked and crushed We may find ourselves being processed Our questions being hushed.   For many women birth is something they Survive A life event without honour or joy It is enough to just get through with a healthy girl or boy. …

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Medically Extreme Birthing: born of fear or fantasy?

The spectrum of birth possibilities in the western world spans from unassisted birth to elective caesarean and even surrogacy.  For some people, the choice is made for them, for reasons beyond their control.  For others the choice is absolute.  When the absolute choice is at one of the extremes, it can be very difficult to …

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