Category birthing Again

Rachael’s story: finally healing after traumatic birth, severe tearing, vaginal prolapse plus 3 failed repair surgeries.

“My body is still different after having three kids but it’s no longer “injured” or “broken”. It’s strong, functional and most of all comfortable!”  When we first met Rachael, she was resigning herself to living with constant pain from her first child’s traumatic arrival, after three failed surgeries to repair the damage, and dismissive attitudes […]

How to deal with negative birth stories when you’re planning a positive birth

Should we shut down negative or traumatic stories about birth, especially when we are expecting? Or are we missing an opportunity to clarify our own needs in preparation for a positive birth? And do we risk silencing women whose voice desperately needs to be heard, in the process? Debby Gould and Melissa Bruijn are founders […]

The Pitfalls of ‘Going With The Flow’ in Birth

So many of us aim to ‘just go with the flow’ as our birthplan. But could the gentle flow of birth we envisage actually be undermined with this approach? Could ‘going with the flow’ even be detrimental to a positive start to life for your new family?   Birthtalk.org (authors of How to Heal a […]