Birth

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Laboring Under an Illusion Film Screening and Fundraiser

JOIN US… Time : Saturday, June 11 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm Location : Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, Sk. Laboring Under an Illusion – Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9Gd7pqeESE] Anthropologist Vicki Elson explores media-generated myths about childbirth. As a childbirth educator for 25 years, she observes daily how […]

Yay for Oxytocin

Most of you have heard me going on and on about the power of oxytocin in healing, bonding and labour. As you might recall, oxytocin is the “love hormone,” but it is also referred to as the “anti-stress” hormone. This morning I was sitting at home enjoying a quiet moment […]

Ottawa Breech Birth

It is heart warming to hear of more and more breech vaginal births. Recently a first-time mother (a HypnoBirthing mother attended by her doula) made the news in Ottawa. Early Tuesday morning, April 13 Lily was birthed with her mother on her hands and knees. This is an unusual position […]