When Providers Fear Birth

Behind many instances of women abused in childbirth is their provider’s fear of naturally unfolding birth, and their fear of being unnecessary. Abuse is about control. Simply, it’s boundary violation. Unnecessary c-sections – risky, life-changing surgery on a woman’s womb – are a huge boundary violation. But the way providers go about them, calling themContinue reading “When Providers Fear Birth”

Providers: Quick Guide On What Not to Say to Previously Traumatized Clients

So much emotional trauma can be prevented even AFTER a woman or client has been physically traumatized during labor or birth. Ideally, you can prevent trauma during birth with compassionate and evidence-based care, but if a woman seeks your assistance and services after she has been traumatized by another provider’s harm or poor care, youContinue reading “Providers: Quick Guide On What Not to Say to Previously Traumatized Clients”


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Hi, I’m C-section Mama.

I’m a writer and advocate for mothers, parents and reproductive justice. I’m a former feminist magazine editor and newspaper editor. I’ve worked in communications and advocacy for over a decade.

I’m here to share what I learned from being abused during childbirth in modern maternity care to prevent it from happening to others and to help others heal. Let’s change the culture and change the system.

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