Big Bad Brad's Big Bad Blog
Support a parent's right to choose their birthing method
I do not normally get personally involved in all the different things we promote on the site but I felt this cause justified our support.
"I dislike losing to the Poms and Kiwis in sport but to be behind them when it comes to having babies, well that is just not cool!"
We are working with The Face of Birth people to promote their film as well as the campaign to protect parents' rights to be supported in whatever birthing option they choose.
Initially I thought the movie was just about home birth but what I discovered after the first 20 minutes is that it is about a parent's right to choose how they want to deliver and to be supported no matter what that decision is.
The main focus in my opinion is that all participants in a birth should have the birth as a fond memory. And that our system should support parents and medical practitioners to achieve that EVERY time.
I dislike losing to the Poms and Kiwis in sport but to be behind them when it comes to having babies, well that is just not cool!
I am not saying that everyone should have a home birth or a midwife lead birth (my personal preference). I am saying that if the parents want a C-Section or a home birth then the medical community should be supported to assist parents have whatever birth they want.
Sure there are some births where the danger requires hospitalisation but for most it is a natural process that humans have been doing for thousands of years before hospitals existed.
A system that allows parents to make an informed choice about their birthing options - whatever that may be - is a must!
The Bub Hub urges all parents that want a system that supports ALL without judgement to sign the petition for equitable maternity funding and join the cause.
I would love to see thousands of people getting behind this campaign because only thousands will be loud enough to get the politicians attention.
The film features parenting experts and Australian actress Noni Hazelhurst so head to The Face of Birth website to buy your copy and support this campaign.
Brad Lauder - Co-Founder - The Bub Hub