Are we really a generation full of broken women? With a cesarean birth rate of 1 in 3 (Alberta) one might think so!
As an educator and advocate of safe, natural, and healthy birth my simple answer is "NO".
The true challenge exists because birthing women, and their families, are often uneducated.
I've been in private practice supporting pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenthood since 2006. Although technology abounds women still rely heavily on the opinions and personal experience of others rather than evidence.
In the birth world deciphering between opinions, myths and facts is always easier said than done. I encourage you to do your own research and choose what YOUR best birth looks like.
To simplify things I have listed a few reputable sites for you to explore:
6 Healthy Birth Practices - Lamaze
Evidence Based Birth
Now that you've clicked on the links (or even if you haven't) you likely have new questions. My best advice to you - invest your time and money into independent childbirth education. Doing so will guarantee your questions are answered with evidence and all of your birth options presented in an unbiased manner,
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You and your baby are worth it!
In addition to CCS and supporting families during their childbearing year Erin is a wife, and mother of three busy children. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, reading, cooking, and globetrotting.