The Birthing Room
The Birthing Room seeks to empower parents through evidence-based education about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
The Birthing Room News Feed:
How do you keep your kids well? Raised antibody levels do not determine if your child gets the bug or not; ‘IMMUNITY’ has to do with the strength of the ‘IMMUNE SYSTEM’! This is strengthened by breastfeeding, exercise, eating healthy food, receiving and giving love etc. What things do you do to help your children stay well & healthy?
What if your birth DOESN’T go as planned…?! Find out at The Birthing Room’s November ‘Doco & Discussion Night’. Movie= A Breech in the System. Guest speakers Megan Platt & Rosemary Joyce, who will be sharing how they made informed choices regarding the births of their breech babies.
Wed 27th Nov, 7:30pm in Christchurch. http://www.abreechinthesystem.com/?page_id=72
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“A shocking 24% of women who had had instrumental births said they had not consented to the procedure.” I had an un-consented episiotomy with my 3rd baby (it’s important to note that none of the doulas, midwives, or registrar who were all amazing & supportive saw the scissor welding OB appear out of nowhere…). Yes it was necessary, but would it have really changed the outcome taking 2 sec to say “This needs to happen, ok?”… physically no, but emotionally yes! What helped you feel respected during your birth?
“A woman will remember how she was MADE to feel during her birth for the rest of her life.” (The Business of Being Born). Sam from Joyful Childbirth writes on the violence women experience during birth… http://mumanu.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/violence-against-pregnant-and-labouring-women/