Unassisted Pregnancy: Naturally Managing Complications Natural Alternatives to Medications and Procedures

From Tips for Mother and Baby This goes along with the question of “What if something goes wrong?” As I’ve already said in other articles, the simple answer is that the mother will handle it. Many freebirthers prefer to think of complications as ‘variations of normal’ that happen during pregnancy, labor, and birth. While the […]

Charcoal for Infant Jaundice

So thankful that a friend shared this info with me. I found this truly fascinating and wanted to share! To read this article in full and to see other uses for charcoal, go to: Charcoal for Babies “Just like adults babies get sick too. It seems unfair that these fragile vulnerable infants have to face […]

Pre-labour Rupture of Membranes: impatience and risk

Amniotic sac and fluid play an important role in the labour process and usually remain intact until the end of labour. However, around 10% of women will experience their waters breaking before labour begins. The standard approach to this situation is to induce labour by using prostaglandins and/or syntocinon (aka pitocin) to stimulate contractions. The term ‘augmentation’ is often used instead of […]

Membrane release before birth sensations begin, what to do?

1. Drink plenty of fluids. Minimum: 8 glasses spaced throughout the day. Purified water with lemon squeezed in it is good. 2. Allow nothing in vagina. No fingers, no tampons, no oral-genital contact, no bath water, no swimming pool water, no speculum, no penis, nothing whatsoever! 3. Wear something loose-fitting with no panties. 4. If […]