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I'm a midwife and would agree entirely with what y...

2007-07-07T05:52:00.000-07:00

I'm a midwife and would agree entirely with what you're saying. Despite working for the NHS, I'm privileged enough to work with a caseload, which means I've known my women for around 6 months by the time they give birth; this means they're not giving birth with strangers and can give birth with confidence. Some at home, some at my hospital's birth centre, very occasionally on our labour ward, according to circumstances and their own choices. Either way, dim lighting, inactive vigilance and minimal intervention is always my goal.

And if it were me? I'm lucky enough to have plenty of fantastic friends/midwives who would come to my home and watch me labour in peace, providing only the support I felt I needed. If that weren't the case, I would still need to have breech twins and fulminating pre-eclampsia before you got me near a hospital to give birth. Even then, I'd have to think hard about it...

Even though it try my hardest to provide the best care I possibly can within the NHS, I despair daily at the pointless - or at worst destructive - interventions perpetrated by my medical colleagues, as well as, sadly, my more medically-minded midwifery colleagues. It is truly staggering that these self-proclaimed experts in childbirth have such little understanding as to the physiology of birth. Trust me, if you could witness what I see on an almost daily basis you would weep for what we are doing to women. I do frequently. But I keep on, trying to buck the system and help my women to birth as they should, because even if I'm not changing the system, I hope I'm helping to slowly subvert it from within.



I'm a midwife and would agree entirely with what y...

2007-07-07T05:50:00.000-07:00

I'm a midwife and would agree entirely with what you're saying. Despite working for the NHS, I'm privileged enough to work with a caseload, which means I've known my women for around 6 months by the time they give birth; this means they're not giving birth with strangers and can give birth with confidence. Some at home, some at my hospital's birth centre, very occasionally on our labour ward, according to circumstances and their own choices. Either way, dim lighting, inactive vigilance and minimal intervention is always my goal.

And if it were me? I'm lucky enough to have plenty of fantastic friends/midwives who would come to my home and watch me labour in peace, providing only the support I felt I needed. If that weren't the case, I would still need to have breech twins and fulminating pre-eclampsia before you got me near a hospital to give birth. Even then, I'd have to think hard about it...

Even though it try my hardest to provide the best care I possibly can within the NHS, I despair daily at the pointless - or at worst destructive - interventions perpetrated by my medical colleagues, as well as, sadly, my more medically-minded midwifery colleagues. It is truly staggering that these self-proclaimed experts in childbirth have such little understanding as to the physiology of birth. Trust me, if you could witness what I see on an almost daily basis you would weep for what we are doing to women. I do frequently. But I keep on, trying to buck the system and help my women to birth as they should, because even if I'm not changing the system, I hope I'm helping to slowly subvert it from within.



Thanks for your amazing words Veronika!I am attemp...

2007-06-30T08:37:00.000-07:00

Thanks for your amazing words Veronika!

I am attempting to keep track of everything that is being said in the media and on blogs in a new catagory on my blog called DIY Homebirth Debate found here:

http://www.naturalfamilyblog.com/archives/cat_diy_homebirth_debate.html

Thansk for all you are doing to normalize birth!

Love, Jenny Hatch



Thanks for all the comments coming into my inbox.....

2007-06-25T00:59:00.000-07:00

Thanks for all the comments coming into my inbox...google is playing silly thing again with my password and I can't access blogger. sorry! veronika



I read your blog with curisousity and wonder each ...

2007-06-24T23:50:00.000-07:00

I read your blog with curisousity and wonder each week, you have a wonderful way with words and your daughters are incredibly lucky. While A freebirth may not be my thing i can understand some women loving it. I dream of a homebirth some day but due to problems my first born had im not even sure it would ever be possible.
I love your views on everything and think its amazing your still breastfeeding , im tandem feeding my two year old and 7 month old and have no plans to stop.



I had an (almost!) orgasmic birth (first baby, in ...

2007-06-23T15:53:00.000-07:00

I had an (almost!) orgasmic birth (first baby, in hospital but with relatively little intervention). I was in hospital to humour husband and mum-in-law (I myself was a homebirth - thanks Mum! She was 41 at the time, shocking in 1982 in the US). Anyway, I had almost no fear, and no pain (discomfort yes, pain no). I had no pain relief, the labour was fast and intense, but I wanted it to go on and on. The midwife was freaking out (barely concealed panic) because I wasn't! I could hear a woman down the hall screaming for an epidural - turns out she was a GP! I had total faith in God's design of women's bodies and the birth process. My only 'doubts' came in response to the fear and doubt of those around me. The biggest stain on the experience was the forced episiotomy, which was the worst pain I've ever felt (never again).
I hope to give birth at home in the future.
I know many will disagree with my Biblical worldview, but I believe that the world system (including medical/health system) is ruled largely by the evil force (Satan), who comes to steal, kill and destroy. He hates humankind, especially children. He uses people and their 'worldly ways' to destroy us, body mind and soul. Much of the 'playing God' stuff that is done by authorities (health, education, media) is inspired by him. I believe that unnatural living is often sinful, as it suggests that human wisdom trumps divine wisdom. It takes courage and faith to break away from the world's ways, even in small steps. I compromised by going to hospital, and I suffered for it. Heaven help us.



Sacred - your words are a catechism of freedom and...

2007-06-23T11:33:00.000-07:00

Sacred - your words are a catechism of freedom and celebration.
Passion moves, the will merely dictates.
To plug our daughters and grandaughters back into their primordial passion and worth is the greatest gift and the salvation of our mother planet.

We need to clasp back the media imagary and illusory nonsence of the 'word' love - and lift 'love' back to its sacred itimacy and joy that all wimmin know in their being.

Bless you - your daughters are blessed, as your mother blessed you.
What greater gift can we give to life than to remind each other of the sacred.
Thankyou.
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