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Kate Althouse (Birth Belongs to Mamas)
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Birth rights are human rights. I believe Birth Belongs to Mothers and their Babies.
Birth rights are human rights. I believe Birth Belongs to Mothers and their Babies.

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"As for me, I have no interest in being a good girl. I have spent time on both sides, and Lisa’s journey has me sure of what’s true and right. I am NOT being pulled, not hanging in the balance. I choose to stand. I choose to speak. I will no longer be silenced. I choose to not erase who I am and what my Truth is. I will be first and loudest; no midwife should be in JAIL for attending a birth, no matter what the outcome. If we allow criminalization of midwifery, we allow criminalization of a woman’s choice to birth where, or with whom she feels safest. When we watch Lisa walk though the fire, we acknowledge that we also get burned. I know, as well as I know anything, that she represents all of us. She is all of us, and her persecution brings harm to EVERY woman."
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'I have never seen a birth so rich in ecstasy': Photographer captures 'pleasurable' homebirth of baby girl who arrived in 'primal' six-hour labour
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Who Owns Your Womb? Donate to this important action to say who it ain't! ;) Get the government out of my uterus!
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I own my womb. We have a perfect opportunity to challenge Saskatchewan legislation that says otherwise. This is history in the making for Canadians! With your help, we can make a REAL difference--not just for ourselves--but for generations to come. NOW is the time to act. WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.
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Well worth a listen. "How You've Been Programmed to Tolerate Compromise in your Birth Choices."

http://www.indiebirth.com/youve-programmed-tolerate-compromise-birth-choices/
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"Relax, trust your body, get out of the way, don't interfere physically or psychologically and babies come out." --Laura Shanley
#Childbirth #Unassistedchildbirth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cnVJEld-1Y
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Excellent podcast by Bauhauswife:
"...As a culture we are so desensitized to the humiliation, torture and abuse of women both in birth and in porn, that women ourselves not only frequently deny the damage that this rampant violence does, we actually participate in and defend this violence, reframing it as personal power. There is no better way to entrench oppression or to colonize an oppressed group than to normalize their victimization and convince them they are somehow beneficiaries in their own submission."
http://bauhauswife.libsyn.com
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From the perspective of a woman who had a free birth:

"Am I a home birth advocate? No. I am an advocate for women choosing the birth they want. home births or hospital births are a choice only the mother can make. Yes, sometimes, things don't always go to plan. What matters is the fact that a woman's decision to choose where and how she births, is exactly that - her decision. Her Plan A and Plan B is up to her, and no woman should ever be shamed for that."

http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/parenting-and-families/how-i-came-to-have-an-unassisted-home-birth-20150902-gjdjg8.html
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