Friday, October 16, 2009

Ukrainian Birth Blog and Natural Papa Blog

Late last month I posted about the apparently common birth practice in the Ukraine of routinely pulling out the woman's cervix to examine immediately postpartum (wince). Today, I'd like to share a link to a blog specifically about birth in the Ukraine. The writer is an aspiring midwife, doula, and childbirth educator, and is a missionary living in Kiev, Ukraine.

I also want to share a link to the Natural Papa blog, which I stumbled across last week via the post "Homebirth Dads: 10 Questions with Jerry Shannon." Lots of interesting posts about various aspects of natural living from a father's perspective.

Christiane Northrup, MD, has an article in The Huffington Post today called A Woman's Nation: Reclaim Your Right To Birth Right. The article primarily looks at the risks of intervention with birth. The article has a lot of comments--read them at your own risk! (I get extremely frustrated when reading article comments and try to avoid it, because it isn't worth the rise in blood pressure that results...)

Finally, a quick link to an article about a woman who is driving 350 miles to have a VBAC. What stands out to me about this article is that it is from CNN--it is great to have attention paid to VBAC bans in the "mainstream" media. The article even links to Lamaze's healthy birth practice papers for "information on getting the birth you want."

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