Unassisted Birth


Someday women will not give birth in hospitals because they will realize that childbirth is not a disease. They will not pay physicians thousands of dollars to probe them and cut them and tell them what to do. They will not submit themselves to IVs, fetal monitors, vaginal examinations, or Cesarean sections. Nor will they take the hospitals into their homes, bringing there the well-meaning substitute doctors – the midwives – with their sterilized instruments, rubber gloves, and breathing techniques. For, none of this will be necessary.

Instead, like their animal sisters, women will someday deliver their own babies peacefully and painlessly at home. Women will understand that birth is only dangerous and painful for those who believe it is.

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2 thoughts on “Unassisted Birth

  1. WOW, just WOW
    I think these mothers are so strong and brave.

    During birth, a mother goes through sooo much. I believe she needs a village there to help her with encouragement, support, food…

    Birthing alone seems very dangerous to me.

  2. Oh it is NOT dangerous to birth alone at all. πŸ™‚ I’ve been following this unassisted movement for a year now. I’ve read MANY women’s accounts of their unassisted births. These births are often quick , peaceful and, actually, painless. Look up the couple of the Raw Food World, Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes-Monarch. Also join the Unassisted Birth listserv and read about women all over the world. Look up YouTube videos of unassisted births. This isn’t anew or fad concept.

    First of all, the woman must trust her instincts on whether this is right for het, as it is not right for everyone.

    It is actually true that, if your body is intelligent enough to grow the baby unassisted, d knows how to birth that baby if you don’t let fear get in the way. Fear is damaging to us.

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