This is the speech given at The Book Launch.
The internet is Big. Mind blowingly Big. You won't believe just how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.
Yes, I am a Douglas Adam's Fan
Birthing is not always a walk in the park. The birthing 'playground' has many options, and like all playgrounds you need to watch out for bullies. You may want to avoid the slippery dip...
The maternity system provides ‘standard’ or ‘routine’ care.
Standard care follows a set of assumptions. The focus is on numbers, measurables and averages.
The process is designed to look for problems and provide solutions, but can in fact create problems (see The Nocebo Effect).
Whilst the far majority of people plan an assisted birth for their primary pathway when creating a birth map, the benefits of considering unassisted birth are undeniable.
Where can you find out more about this important aspect of your birth?
Did you know that a doula can support you before and after, and sometimes during, a planned caesarean?
For many woman, the type of birth they desire is a decision made before they give birth. Once pregnant other factors will influence their birth choices. A 2013 Study* found that nearly 45% of woman had preconceived notions about the type of birth they desire. Of these women they had a tendency to carefully select care providers and information sources that supported this desire.
Interpreting 'the facts' can be difficult.
We google for information, a legitimate and awesome modern tool, but get lost in misinformation and propaganda.
How do you work out what information is simple fact, what is manipulated fact and what is out right lie?
Selected Articles by Catherine
around the web:
birth without fear
Catherine on Social Media:
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Why you won't Find me on Facebook
below is my tumblr blog which is fed by my wordpress, where I tend to share my opinion pieces and poetry, topics include feminisim, parenting, nature, birth and breastfeeding.