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Many women / parents are reluctant to trust their own ability to make rational, informed decisions about their medical care provider’s recommendations.

I believe this is partially because of the assumption many people have that medical professionals like doctors and registered midwives make recommendations and perform procedures according to, and only to, evidence-based guidelines. This assumption leaves women feeling like “Doctor must know best”, and that if a medical recommendation is being made, it must be based on strong evidence supported by science.
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Is childbirth as bad as going to war? ....A different take on all the radio shows / articles that have been discussing childbirth-related PTSD.
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Why do I walk around holding signs about vaginal exams and obstetric violence?
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147 Responses to “What is Harper Afraid Of?” Laurie Duvall Says: May 25th, 2012 at 9:26 pm. I'm not a radical either but I'm concerned and wish the Federal Government would care and pay attent...
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He's afraid of this: http://i.imgur.com/VTSLP.png
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Want to give birth in a way that is aligned with the most scientific evidence for safety and good outcomes?
If you look at scientific literature, you find over and over again that many interventions increase risk to mother and child instead of decreasing it.
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Thanks for starting this community! I offer childbirth services in Vancouver, helping families have gentle and informed birth experiences:
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LOVE Gloria Lemay's online classes :-)
New WizIq Classes for Thursday night 4:50 p.m. (Pacific), 5:50 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 7:50 p.m. (Eastern). FIRST TERM. Cost: $89 for all 10, or $15 for individual classes. Oct 4, 2012 Hemorrhage—prevention ...
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Many people assume that appropriate informed consent practices are of course being performed appropriately in our hospitals. Unfortunately, this is often not the case, and can leave people feeling traumatized and violated. Understanding your rights is a good way to make sure you have a positive hospital experience (both in terms of birth and otherwise!)
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That's a big reason women hire me, +Sophie Wrobel  ;p
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What's wrong with the "C" Word? 
Cervical exams are a routine part of medical care for birthing women. But what if they are unnecessary, unhelpful and counterproductive?
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Do women have a place in circumcision discussions?
Common arguments in defense of circumcision and why those arguments are wrong. Clearing up some misconceptions
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okay, thanks for the feedback! I'll see what I can do! (and thanks so much for sharing!)
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Birth Doula and aspiring midwife who loves life, travel, learning & birth! Offering birth preparation & labour support services in Vancouver, BC.
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