Saturday, September 12, 2009

Why Ask Questions: Part II

I just watched a YouTube video on Nicole's blog Bellies & Babies. The post was about midwifery support videos on YouTube. But one of the videos in support of Australian midwives stood out to me as highlighting, again, the importance of asking questions. If you watch it, you may see why:

I'm going to assume that all these babies and mamas in this video were healthy after the birth. But what an enormous difference in their (mamas and babies) experiences. Sometimes medications or procedures are truly necessary... but sometimes they are a consequence of choices and decisions made earlier or they are agreed to when a mother/family has not been given all the information, has been coerced or bullied or rushed.

So, again: Ask questions. Own your power.

Christina @ Birthing Your Baby
Independent Childbirth Classes for Central Maine
Mamas & Muffins: New Moms Group

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Blogger Morgan said...

are they really thinking about fining midwives for supporting homebirths? If so, is this a nation wide thing, or just certain states?

September 17, 2009 at 12:16 AM  

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