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That was Then, This is Now

That was Then, This is Now

By Diane Donaldson (Originally printed in our Autumn 2009 Newsletter) After forty years of preoccupation with all things around birth, it would be a daunting task for me to list all of the many positive and negative changes that have taken place over the years. Rather, I will compare some of the worst and best… Continue Reading

The Changing Face of Birth

By Debra Woods There was a time, not so very long ago (early 1900’s), when the majority of pregnant women in North America gave birth at home, attended by a midwife. Roughly 95% did. Then in 1955 that figure became the number birthing in a hospital. What happened? What brought about this dramatic decline in… Continue Reading

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