Tag Archives: There is a secret in our culture

This is Melissa (not Melissa from Birthtalk - another Melissa!) meeting her daughter Mia in an empowering, positive, water birth.

Do I Need to ‘Walk On Eggshells’ When Talking About Positive Birth to Traumatised Women?

A woman called Megan had written a blogpost in response to one of our articles she had seen published in Pathways magazine. She has sent us a link to her response, thus inviting a comment. We have chosen to publish our comment here, as we felt the issues Megan raised need addressing, as a few […]

Laura Stavoe speaks – why she wrote : “There is a secret in our culture and it is not that birth is painful but that women are strong”.

One year ago, we posted an article to this blog titled, “There is a secret in our culture, but it is not that women are strong. Why some birth quotes may be damaging to women.”  We focused specifically on a birth quote by an author named Laura Stavoe, whose quote appears on birth, midwifery and doula […]