Jane Hardwicke Collings talks menstruation, aimed at young women.
Depicting blood during Libra commercial does not breach ethics code, watchdog rules
The standard approach to advertising menstrual products was to use a blue liquid. Recently, that has changed. And it offended many. Their complaints were heard, and it was ruled that blood is simply blood. It is. Placing menstruation as a matter of fact, and not a 'taboo'. or shameful, or dirty, or something to hide seems revolutionary. This may seem a small step for a woman...but it is a giant leap for mankind!
Delivering Your Placenta - What You Need to Know - For Your Health and Your Baby's
It is very important to understand the 'third stage' of birth. It is standard procedure to inject your with synthetic oxytocin. But is it necessary?
Your Birth Map will contain your decisions for this, and in considering this you will come to understand when it is necessary, and when it is best to say no.
Rachel Reed (Midwife Thinking) Cord Blood Collection: confessions of a vampire-midwife
And all about Stem Cells transfer at birth.
Around The Web
Russell Brand has a podcast: Under the Skin. In Dec 2018 he interviewed Katharine Graves (UK Hypnobirther). It is a delightful and insightful podcast. He also interviewed Brene Brown, on Vulnerability and Power. (start at 5:43 to skip the rambling start and launch into the interview)
around the web:
The power of doulas in underserved communities
Decolonising Doulas (Newborn Mothers)
The informed decision the doula and the birth plan
seven ways a doula can support your planned caesarean
The doula and the sherpa
What is a Doula?
How women are treated during facility-based childbirth in four countries: a cross-sectional study with labour observations and community-based surveys
Meghan A Bohren, PhD et al.
This research is causing a stir among birth communities, for even thought the study populations are not Australia, many many women are nodding and saying they can relate. #ENOUGH
Of particular interest in the discussion:
"study shows clear areas for targeted quality improvement that addresses country-specific or facility-specific challenges, or both, particularly around communication and consent."
A Tasty Morsel from ThinkBirth
Handmaidens of the hospital birth machine - No More
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