22 May 2013
I am getting back to basics here on the blog.
MummyManifesto was originally created to share information & activities in Perth for families, and possibly to create a business attached to the blog.
Yet for a number of reasons, the business side of the blog has been put to the side and this blog has taken a life of it’s own. I am in a “writing for the love of it” zone at the moment with MummyManifesto.
So I thought I would join in with Story of my Life Blog: Blog every day in May. I am obviously jumping on the bandwagon, starting half way through the month but hopefully the prompts let you get to know me a little better.
Day 22: Rant about something. Get on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel.
OK…new territory for me. I am a fence-sitter from way back.
I am passionate about helping women and families bring their babies into the world with as much holistic care as possible.
I get frustrated with the rising caesarean rates as I feel that some of the reasons for making that decision aren’t always justified.
I feel that some women are struggling with fear in regards to giving birth and the need for birth interventions can be a symptom of those feelings & medical decisions.
I hate the midwife vs obstetrician wars that go on behind the scenes. I feel that birth becoming is highly medicalised and that the midwife role in it’s true form may be obsolete in time.
Midwife is loosely translated to mean “with women” in birth.
May Midwives continue to help support and empower women to birth and care for their babies. It is an amazing calling. To connect with a family in a short period of time, to encourage them to believe they can give birth in a safe and caring environment.
What are your favourite topics to rant about?