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Freebirthing - a rite of passage outside the system - Part One

Childbirth has always been, and will always be, a significant rite of passage that transforms a woman from the maiden into the mother. However, modern maternity care has failed many women and families with outdated practices focusing on the needs of institutions rather than finding an individual approach to assist each birthing mother the way that she needs it.   In the last 1,5 years of living with the Covid pandemic, more and more women around the world have decided to give birth at home rather than in a hospital or birthing centre due to fears of infection, visiting restrictions, limitations of support people and distressing hospital rules like having to wear a mask during delivery.   In Australia, a...

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