At one time, giving birth at home was the norm and to give birth in a hospital was the exception. Now, nearly 99% of births in America take place in hospitals. With the normalizing of hospital birth, the notion of home birth carries a certain stigma and evokes fear and judgment from many. A feature length documentary currently in production, "Why not Home?" reveals not only the scientific data about safety and interventions in birth, but also the beauty and value of this rite of passage. We will explore birth through the voice and experience of doctors, nurses, and hospital midwives, just like the ones who attend 99% of the births in America. This personal and intimate look at birth at home and in the hospital has the potential to influence people and policy in a way previously unseen. Our Kickstarter campaign is live at bit.ly/whynothome. You can also learn more at whynothome.com.
There are many reasons to consider not having your baby bathed in the first hours or even days after birth. Many hospitals seem to have an urgent need to have the baby bathed in the first hours after the newborn has been born, but as parents, you can make the decision on when to bathe your baby and who is the one to do it. There are several benefits to delaying baby's first bath and you may reconsider when you would like it to happen after learning about the advantages of waiting. (Much of the research on bathing newborns is related to the preterm or low birth weight baby.)
Read the full article "6 Reasons to Delay Baby's First Bath"
by Nicole Crawford
A few years ago, Katy Bowman kicked up a dust storm when she offered not the standard “do your kegels” for a strong pelvic floor (PF), but this following advice:
"A Kegel attempts to strengthen the pelvic floor, but it really only continues to pull the sacrum inward promoting even more weakness, and more PF gripping. The muscles that balance out the anterior pull on the sacrum are the glutes. A lack of glutes (having no butt) is what makes this group so much more susceptible to pelvic floor disorder (PFD). Zero lumbar curvature (missing the little curve at the small of the back) is the most telling sign that the pelvic floor is beginning to weaken.
An easier way to say this is: Weak glutes + too many Kegels = PFD."
"There is a myth perpetuated in our society that vaginal exams at the end of pregnancy are beneficial. The common belief is that by doing a vaginal exam one can tell that labor will begin soon. This is not the case.
Read the full article "The Myth of a Vaginal Exam"
EN - Full of real women’s stories and carefully researched information, our aim is to offer women the means to true informed choice about contraception, including the Pill, implants, injections, patches, vaginal rings and IUDs.
The pill: Are you sure it's for you?
EN - 'Women Who Run With The Wolves isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom and love. An oracle from one who knows.' Alice Walker
In the classic Women Who Run With The Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes tells us about the 'wild woman', the wise and ageless presence in the female psyche that gives women their creativity, energy and power. For centuries, the 'wild woman' has been repressed by a male-orientated value system which trivialises women's emotions. Using a combination of time-honoured stories and contemporary casework, Estes reveals that the 'wild woman' in us is innately healthy, passionate and wise.
Women Who Run With The Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman
EN - Ancient menstrual wisdom for modern women For our ancestors the menstrual cycle was a source of wonderful creative, spiritual, sexual, emotional, mental and physical energies. It was a gift that empowered women to renew themselves each month, to manifest and create the world around them, to connect deeply with the land and their family, and to express deep wisdom and inspiration. This ancient female teaching is still available to us in our mythology and nursery tales. Miranda Gray introduces modern women to their unique cyclic nature and guides them in accepting and expressing a passionate and creative cycle-empowered life.
www.happyhealthychild.com The Happy Healthy Child childbirth education series brings the wisdom, expertise and insights of more than 30 world-renowned experts directly to you. View it in the comfort of your home, when it is convenient with your busy schedule.
Robin Lim became a midwife after her sister died from complications during pregnancy. Since 2003, she and her team in Indonesia have helped thousands of low-income women have a healthy pregnancy and birth.
In 1994, our founder, Ibu Robin Lim, began providing health services for pregnant women and children under five for free in the area of Ubud, Bali based out of her home in Nyuh Kuning village. Over the next decade as demand grew and knowledge of her services became widespread, others joined together with Ibu Robin to support the iniative of providing care for women and children of need.
Our mission is to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality and to support the health and wise development of communities.
Freedom for Birth - by Toni Harman & Alex Wakeford - is a new 60 minute campaigning film that reframes Human Rights as the most pressing issue in childbirth today.
Over 1000 première screenings of Freedom for Birth will take place on Thursday 20th September 2012 all over the world!
www.oneworldbirth.net - by Toni Harman & Alex Wakeford
ONE WORLD BIRTH is a unique free video website featuring evidence-based information and opinions from the world's leading birth experts.
Come join us and help empower ALL women to have better births.
"Save Birth - Change the world"
L'odyssée de la Vie retrace le grand moment de la conception.Une aventure exceptionnelle.La genèse de la vie humaine. Avec, pour la première fois, la reconstitution en 3D de la vie intra-utérine.
L'Odyssée de la Vie retrace, de la conception à la naissance, les neufs mois d'une aventure exceptionnelle : la grossesse, genèse d'une vie humaine.
EN - sexualityandu.ca
The most effective methods of natural birth control teach women to chart the signs of fertility that ebb and flow with the natural hormonal changes of each menstrual cycle.
Read more about natural methods for birth control
FR - masexualite.ca
Les méthodes les plus efficaces enseignent aux femmes à consigner les signes de fertilité qui fluctuent au fil des changements hormonaux naturels de chaque cycle menstruel.
Plus d'infos sur les méthodes de contraception naturelles
February 9, 2012 by Holly Grigg-Spall
As of January 2012, there are approximately 10,000 lawsuits against Bayer by women who have suffered blood clots and by the families of those women who have died whilst taking Yaz or Yasmin. It is considered the most complained-about drug on the Internet, with thousands of women voicing concerns in online forums and support groups over health issues both physical and emotional.
Read more about Just How Safe is Yaz? Women Need to Know!
"As politicians, pundits and priests whip the nation into a frenzy over access to birth control, it’s understandable that women of every political affiliation may have had just about enough.
If women are fed up with this furor over contraception, this daily demonstration that their rights to sexual and reproductive self-determination are vulnerable, then maybe now is the time to do something about it: Throw out your pills, rip off your patch, pull out your ring and take back control. There is more to birth control than prescription medications. ..."
Read more on Sweetening the pill
"I became a mother when I was a teenager. And for me my birth experience was so wonderful. I had really lovely midwives, I gave birth at home and ... it was a spiritual threshold crossing into motherhood at that young age. I felt like if every mother could have that kind of opportunity, this world would be a better place!
I truly believe we can create peace on Earth one baby at a time."
Ibu Robin Lim
Revue rêvée et créée par des femmes pour celles et ceux qui souhaitent mieux connaître les femmes. Parution au rythme des saisons.
La contraception naturelle selon la méthode sympto-thermale.
Un shop en ligne avec beaucoup de choses intéressantes! Entre autre une page de livres passionnants et de magnifiques bijoux.
Une visite vaut la peine: www.lafleurdesang.com
Wie Mädchen und Jungen ihren eigenen Körper erleben und bewerten, hat grossen Einfluss auf ihr Selbstwert- und Lebensgefühl. Ein verantwortungsvoller Umgang mit Gesundheit, Sexualität und Fruchtbarkeit kann nur dann gelingen, wenn junge Menschen dem Körper Achtung und Wertschätzung entgegenbringen.
Sensiplan steht für die symptothermale Methode der Arbeitsgruppe NFP, die wissenschaftlich abgesichert ist und im Praxisbuch "Natürlich und sicher" und im dazugehörigen Arbeitsheft beschrieben ist, und für das dazugehörige Ausbildungs- und Beratungsangebot.
Mehr Informationen www.nfp-online.de
Ein unabhängiges Forum run um die Natürliche Familienplanung, bzw. sympto-thermale Verhütung (insbesondere nach der AG NFP).
The perfect film for all who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, "Organic Birth: Birth is Natural!" is a 52-minute film adapted and edited from the 85-minute award-winning documentary "Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret". The expanded midwifery section, more concise format, and added chapter navigation, makes this film a "must see" for expectant parents and the perfect resource tool for use in childbirth education classes.