This Is What We Believe


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img7The decisions that women make concerning their birth should be based on the truth rather
than fears/misconceptions.
img7Every woman deserves the right to hear the truth about birth.
img7Women know how to give birth. They may not realize that they do, but they do.
img7Birth is a natural function of life.
img7Our bodies were designed to give birth just as they were designed to conceive and grow a
baby. Our bodies know how to finish what they began.
img7Birth should not be a time in a woman's life when she has to FIGHT for anything. Birth should not be a battlefield.
img7Birth is not normally a medical event and rarely needs any medical interference.
img7Birth belongs to women and not to their birth attendant.
img7We don't promote any birth attendant as being more essential to the process than
the woman giving birth.
img7We don't promote any place as being safer for birth than the woman's home.
img7We don't lie to women about what may or may not happen if they follow a formula or a plan.
img7We tell the truth about the limitation of a woman's choice once she enters a hospital.
img7We tell the truth: Interference with birth starts the minute a woman leaves her home. The minute she is in the hospital, she is no longer in charge.
img7Hospitals offer no measure of safety for birth for the average woman and, in fact, increase the
chances of many potential complications.
img7The Trust Birth Initiative is not ANTI-hospital as much as we are pro-TRUTH.
img7Interfering with birth increases risks regardless of where the birth takes place.
img7Women and their babies are being abused in the name of "safety." There are too many surgical births, too many epidurals, too many episiotomies, too many
inductions, too much monitoring, managing and meddling.
img7Women are being scared and bullied and manipulated.
img7Women are being robbed of the experience of giving birth; babies are being robbed of a peaceful
environment in which to be born.
img7We support a woman's right to choose to birth at home with any attendant or no attendant.

img7Trust Birth Facilitators are not concerned with being politically correct; there is no middle of the road rhetoric. We only tell the truth.
img7Natural and normal is not the same as easy and painless and we acknowledge that there is pain for almost every woman, but we know that women live through the pain.
img7The pain of childbirth is not without purpose and chemical means of avoiding the pain of childbirth holds many potential risks for the baby and the birth process.
img7We also acknowledge that birth is not always without risk, but we believe that life is not without risk. There are a lot of things more risky than birth.
img7Birth is not the act of rescuing a baby or a mother from death or danger.
img7Mothers are not the enemy of their babies and babies are not going to destroy their mothers in birth. Mothers and babies are symbiotic units, and if left alone, would know what to do.
img7Parents are qualified to become informed about their choices and can make the decision to make all the decisions.
img7We encourage women to stop giving their authority away and recognize that they are their own authority -- Midwives, doulas, doctors, childbirth educators are paid consultants.

Too many women have been told too many lies.
Too many women have lost something they don't even know they had.
We want to tell the truth and tell the truth and tell the truth
until women find it in themselves again.