HOW TO REPORT A TRAUMATIC BIRTH EXPERIENCE

HOW TO REPORT A TRAUMATIC BIRTH EXPERIENCE

By Erin Mayou After the CBC National coverage of Canadian women’s experiences with traumatic births, which was released at the end of last year in Annie Burns-Pieper’s article, “’Stop! Stop!’: Canadian women share stories of alleged mistreatment in the delivery...
HOW I LEARNED I DO HAVE A CHOICE

HOW I LEARNED I DO HAVE A CHOICE

By Brandy Behrischpreviously published in Birth Issues Fall 2011 I am the mother of five children. Each of them is very special in their own way, much like their birth stories are special. I have learned so much as a woman and a mother from them. I live in Fort...
EMPOWERMENT AND SELF-DETERMINATION

EMPOWERMENT AND SELF-DETERMINATION

By Morgan Reid Trystan, famously known for his blog Biff & I that is centered around his life with his family and partner, is a transgender man in Oregon USA that chose to carry his own biological child. He made the choice to be open and public regarding his...
INFORMED DECISION MAKING

INFORMED DECISION MAKING

By Lisa Mackell Previously published in Birth Issues, Fall 2011 As a parent, we are faced daily with making decisions that will have an effect on our children and family. Did you know that parental decision-making starts before your child is born? There are many...