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My passion is birth truth. Birth rights. Spreading the word and helping others understand that birth is normal and not a medical event. Birth can happen anywhere with no interventions!<br><br>
If anyone would like to help me and the group I represent (Trust Birth <a href="http://www.trustbirth.com" target="_blank">www.trustbirth.com</a>) please let me know. I have few women in my group and I need more help! I would like to do some good work in this area to promote birth truths. I cannot do it alone....please if you are passionate about this cause, please join us and help brainstorm great ideas for getting the word out and helping to reduce the cesarean rates. Thanks and Blessings!
 

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You know I'm with ya! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I just can't meet that day....
 

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well im open for days because no one has gotten back to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> thats why i think im going to just make signs and post on here for people who are interested to form a good support group for women and have more brainstorm ideas. its so easy to get discouraged---no one seems to care...BUT i wont give up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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Interested, but I am afraid i don't live so close to SW Vermont. I am about 2 hours from Rutland. Interested though.... I hope you find some more active supporters.<br>
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Thanks! we do travel, but 3 hours is a bit far for me to travel....but we could always meet halfway or something! If anyone wants to host in their home let me know...we can try to work something out! Also if anyone wants to become a facilitator and be a Trust Birth leader in their area, go to <a href="http://www.trustbirth.com" target="_blank">www.trustbirth.com</a> . I need some ideas on how to get women to open their eyes to the truth...some women just do not know they have a choice...I didnt 9 years ago, and did not know my options or that i could say no to something until 2 years ago. I really want to help others!
 

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Yes that was us blueberry picking!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I really really want more women to come to our meetings...i havent held a meeting since Mayfest....(we were at Mayfest this year) and I want to have one this month some time. I can have it here or someone can host. I show my birth video with new members lol and our old members never tire of watching it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I would LOVE LOVE LOVE it if you would come, Jeanne and maybe share your wise wisdom with us! We talk birth and try to figure out how to talk to other women about birth...we talk about birth truth and cesarean rates and VBACs and HBACs...we always try to spread the word to women who may not know they have choices regarding how they birth and some women just dont know that birth is OK! That birth is NOT a medicalized event. That you dont need an IV to give birth. Mothers instinctively know how to birth babies and babies know how to get born. We need to leave wise mammas alone to birth in their own sacred space...whether it be at home, birthing center, hospital, car, bus, or outside lol. When women are left alone to trust their own instincts and listen to their bodies then birth happens. Maybe you can come to our meetings to help brainstorm ideas on how we can reach other mothers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That sounds WONDERFUL!! I have two videos I can offer as well. I'd also like to offer to host a meeting, too. I'm so excited!! I think that there is so much energy/power (or something) in people getting together to share their experiences. I think signs around town are a great idea-the newspaper, maybe? I am sure there are midwives in the are who could direct people to a meeting for more information? Do we have a date in mind?
 

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I can come any weekend but the 29th<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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well we can do the 15th....does that work well for anyone? We can have it here unless someone wants to host <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Id love it for you to share your video too, Jeanne! how awesome! We had a midwife who was involved, but she felt that it wasnt her place to be involved because shes kind of a "professional" and we arent professionals talking about birth, just women...but i didnt think it mattered at all. I think its nice to have ALL kinds of women! Technically im a professional too, i am technically still a licensed practical nurse! of course out of work and I have found my true calling in becoming a doula and eventually when my children are grown, possibly a midwife/herbalist. I feel that calling me for the last 12 years...and more so now!<br><br>
So if anyone also knows of anyone else who might like our group, please pass on the info. And I need to think of signs.....something eye catching...i did a newspaper public notice, but i dont think it got noticed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Maybe ill see how much it is to run an ad for a week. I want to target other women who may not know their options, so maybe hang signs around the hospital? i dont know if we can..but i did call once and they were very receptive to it. Maybe up on womens and childrens? with my number so they can call during labor lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">well we can do the 15th....does that work well for anyone? We can have it here unless someone wants to host <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Id love it for you to share your video too, Jeanne! how awesome! We had a midwife who was involved, but she felt that it wasnt her place to be involved because shes kind of a "professional" and we arent professionals talking about birth, just women...but i didnt think it mattered at all. I think its nice to have ALL kinds of women! Technically im a professional too, i am technically still a licensed practical nurse! of course out of work and I have found my true calling in becoming a doula and eventually when my children are grown, possibly a midwife/herbalist. I feel that calling me for the last 12 years...and more so now!<br><br>
So if anyone also knows of anyone else who might like our group, please pass on the info. And I need to think of signs.....something eye catching...i did a newspaper public notice, but i dont think it got noticed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Maybe ill see how much it is to run an ad for a week. I want to target other women who may not know their options, so maybe hang signs around the hospital? i dont know if we can..but i did call once and they were very receptive to it. Maybe up on womens and childrens? with my number so they can call during labor lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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the 15th is fine! just let me know when it is for sure. You can always have it at my house if you want, or maybe have it at your house for this one and mine the next time, doesn't matter. I'm happy to be meeting again.
 

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In my somewhat limited experience, it seems challenging to engage people who aren't currently ttc, or expecting. I think people get so focused on the time when the babies are actually here, the birth part of it is more of a speedbump, kind of, on the way to parenthood. It is too bad, because I know that my births prepared me for motherhood in the way nothing else could have. Natural birth does that!! Also, and this is not meant to be discouraging, I think that moms who have any intuition about what they imagine birth can be like tend to actively seek out groups like this. You know what I mean? We just seem to be a self selecting kind of group. That said, I think it is crucial for moms even toying with the idea of having birthing options to know where to go to meet others who have lived to tell the tale, so to speak.
 

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I agree with you, and thats why its frustrating. I want to reach other moms too..not just the ones who already trust. while its sooo incredibly nice to sit and talk birth for a long time, i really just want to help too...thats one of my faults lol. i keep asking, why do i care what other people want to do? i guess because i used to be one of those women know didnt know and if a doula or a wise woman had come to me and told me to trust....i would have. if only i had support because originally, i had always intended to birth at home with a friend of mine who was seeking out midwifery....i really wanted to do that and if we stayed friends i know for sure i would have. i felt so alone and had an OB of all things....who didnt make me feel better at all. but i simply did not know where to go and didnt have the money for a homebirth. If I can open someone's eyes, someone who is who i used to be, then my job will be worth all of the effort and frustration. But i am glad I came as far as I have...I lost myself a long long time ago and within the past two years I have reclaimed the awesome birthing woman I am! Its kind of cool...i came full circle, i am back to the woman I was before the cesareans and before I lost track of who I was, in the shuffle of life. I used to be so groovy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Rainbow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rainbow peace"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I have a feeling you still ARE pretty groovy! I think that is a really positive and doable focus-to reach women who otherwise would not know, and provide support. You are right, sometimes all it takes is one other person to say, "no, you are not crazy". I think we can come up with some good ideas!
 

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LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I guess i am! So is the 15th set then? Let's meet here. Im excited about how peaceful my house has become(long story lol) and its just itching to have likeminded women come share their wisdom! 1pm? Bring the kids too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/kid.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="kid">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm coming! I'll put it on my calendar now. Let me know about food....I'll make whatever.
 

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WONDERFUL!!! Im so glad i posted here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
It will be here at my house in Shaftsbury, VT, right on the border of North Bennington. PM me for directions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Im very happy that we may get this together finally after 2 years of me chugging along slowly!
 

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Just a friendly reminder that next saturday in Shaftsbury/North Bennington we are having a Trust Birth meeting (<a href="http://www.trustbirth.com" target="_blank">www.trustbirth.com</a>) at 1pm in my home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> If anyone would like to bring a dish, that would be wonderful, otherwise we will have some farm vegetables, crackers, tea and juice. I wanted to order from Marigold pizza, but they do not deliver on saturdays. I also plan on making some ginger bread or brownies. Hope to see you all soon!
 

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I'll bring this new artichoke dip that I've been enjoying lately, its easy to make and will travel well. It's vegetarian but not vegan.
 
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