It's time to talk birth plans! You could say that I'm on a bit of a PR mission - raising the status of the humble birth plan. And in all my questions and conversations one thing is for certain: Not many people have a clear understanding of what a birth plan actually is.
Oh caesarean awareness month...back again.
Every year I dread caesarean awareness month. Ever since I worked out that it's not really about awareness, but just about trying to make us feel better about our caesareans.
"Empowered birth" seems to be the buzzword of the 21st century. EVERYONE wants to "feel empowered".
But few women seem to truly understand what stepping up and claiming your power entails.
Do you know that the most common cause of repeat caesarean (either planned or unplanned) is NOT physiological emergencies, genuine medical complications, or women making fully informed decisions to have a repeat caesarean...nope - it's bullshit.
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