Tag Archives :Birth Interventions
Home / Birth Interventions
Pregnant mother holding belly in birthing class

Are Birthing Classes Necessary? 3 Important Reasons Why They Are Superior to Hospital Classes

As a conscious pregnant parent, you will find yourself asking: Are birthing classes necessary? Independent birth preparation classes are usually taught by someone who is very passionate about birth and is invested in helping you achieve the birth of your dreams. You will learn the importance of discuss things like episiotomy (cutting your vagina) with […]

Childbirth education classes: Fear is at the heart of why many health professionals are intervening when they shouldn’t, and fear is at the heart of why many women are going to birth terrified

Childbirth Education Classes: An Absolute Must

I love seeing this article from Australia’s mainstream media about childbirth education classes: Childbirth education upgrade could help cut rate of medical interventions: experts Professor Hannah Dahlen shares her feelings about childbirth education classes: “It’s time for us to rethink that, and also to think about empowering parents much more, getting them motivated, getting them […]

Water birth stories: Jasmine, Paul, and Alex

Water Birth Stories: Extraordinary Birth of Alex

Recently, we were informed by one of our students about the water birth stories of Alex.  I love these birth stories: especially when they tell a story of a couple who do a fabulous job of taking responsibility and owning the process. This is the story of Jasmine, Paul and baby Alex who attending the […]

I'm relaxing until my little one arrives. Please help me relax by not asking if its happened yet.

Pregnancy and Social Pressure

When I talk about pregnancy and pressure, I don’t mean the kind your baby puts on your bladder but rather the kind people put on you! An expecting mother may feel uncomfortable by social pressures around her wondering about her pregnancy. I received a message from a beautiful soon to be mummy today. “Hi Red! Hope […]

Mother holding her newborn baby

Preparing for Birth: Confidence and Trust are Essential

When preparing for birth, a positive mindset may just be the most important thing for parents. Gentle, beautiful, love based births can happen in any setting. I bow to all you amazing parents who put in the effort, trust the magic and actively participate in making your birth dreams come true! Here is an email […]

Freedom for Birth - Rome Action Group

Birth Intervention: A Humorous Look

For many mothers, birth intervention may not be necessary. The human body has withstood natural birth for a long time; why should anything change now? “Failure to Progress” How often we do hear this as a reason for cesarean? How much have we intervened in the process before getting to that point? The creators of […]

Doctor holding newborn

Baby First Impressions Matter

We tend to think that babies are not very aware of their surroundings; however, baby first impressions matter a lot. “My new born baby seems agitated. He startles easily and doesn’t seem to be able to relax”. I hear that a lot. I also hear versions of this story from many new borns I meet. […]

Mother tying umbilical chord

Woman Powered Birth

Photo: Unison Photo (this is what a lifeless cord looks like and the appropriate time to cut) Birth belongs in the hands of the woman doing it. All birth is woman powered birth. Birth attendants are support people. Not the stars of the show, just the supporting cast. People often ask me how many babies I have delivered. […]

Epidural in the spinal chord

Epidurals Have No Side Effects in Kerala

I had an opportunity this week on Facebook to be completely flabbergasted by this misinformation. It came from reading the following post written by consultant anesthesiologist Dr. Neelam MBBS, DA, DNB at The Cradle Hospital in Calicut, Kerala. Painless Childbirth Labour pain is rated as severe by most women who do not receive pain relief. With […]