Tuesday, April 3, 2007

BirthTruth as I know it

I have been involved with birth and midwifery for a long time. I have been helping women become midwives for more than 30 years now. I founded The Trust Birth Initiative and The Cesarean Prevention Project in 2005 in hopes of making a difference in other ways.
I feel good about that. But, not as good as I would like to feel. I would like to know that more women have rediscovered that they were born trusting birth this year, than last. But, sadly that is not the reality. More and more women are being abused and lied to and manipulated into believing a lie: birth is risky; only intervention is safe.
I could write a thousand words about why I think the world is coming to believe that lie. I could cry. I could quit. But I won't. As long as I breathe I will be telling birthtruth as I know it. Birth IS safe....it is interference that is risky. Stop interfering and let women birth their babies as they were designed.

To learn more about what I believe about birth, visit http://www.trustbirth.com
For information on the midwifery education I offer, visit http://www.ancientartmidwifery.com
I created some ways for you to WEAR the truth, visit htp://www.cafepress.com/aamidwifery
If you want to read books about birth with other truthseekers, join childbirthreadingroom@yahoogroups.com

1 comment:

Marie said...

Carla,
I am SO glad you are doing this work! If we all remain faithful to spreading the truth to others in our little corners of the world, even if only one or two other women that we know actually learn to trust it, that will make all the difference. All the difference to them and their families, which will make all the difference their future generations. "All we have to do is decide what to do with the time we're given."~ Tolkien Keep on keeping on. : )