ReBirth: Volume 8

2020-08-21T14:01:31-04:00October 15th, 2012|

It's been a while since I shared a reprint of ReBirth and I admit part of that has been that it's something I couldn't look at for a while after losing my mother. I have read each and every volume with her in mind and we've had discussions about some of the pieces she wrote or were written by others.

Re:Birth Volume 7

2020-08-21T14:13:03-04:00February 28th, 2012|

This issue of Re:Birth has articles on the Midwifery Task Force in Ontario in the early 1980s, squatting in labour, episiotomies, rules at the time about fathers being present for c-sections, VBAC support, and birth on TV.

Re:Birth Volume 3

2020-08-21T14:41:14-04:00August 4th, 2011|

The article that stood out was the summary of research on homebirth, one of the first articles of the paper, but I’ve already written on that and sadly the articles seem a little too similar to have been written 25 years apart. But a little aside – if you read this issue closely, I get a few mentions, including a brief synopsis of my birth!

Re:Birth Volume 2

2020-08-21T14:46:14-04:00July 7th, 2011|

In this second issue of Re:Birth, there are articles on the Ultrasound (which was quite new at the time), mothering the mother, VBACs (yes, they were talking about them 20 years ago) and C-sections, support during labour, and breastfeeding policies.

Fighting for Homebirth

2020-08-21T14:47:16-04:00March 14th, 2011|

What are the problems with homebirth according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists? The primary argument for years is that it’s somehow unsafe and that there hasn’t been enough research on it. They say homebirth is unsafe and ignore the evidence that suggests otherwise.