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Heart First – Poem

Throughout the month of April, we will be featuring stories, poetry, and artwork to tie into our message that you can do everything right, and still have a cesarean. If you would like to make a submission, please email info@homebirthcesarean.org. Heart First The day was beautiful and so was I 3:14 pm. tender and puffy I…

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Crowdfunding Campaign in the UK

As you may have heard, HBCI has partnered with BeTr Foundation to work towards bringing HBCI’s programs to the UK. Below is a letter from our main UK sponsor, Deborah Skermer.  I am writing to you as a member of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. I am co-founder of a relatively new UK registered charity,…

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Help Bring HBCI to the UK

BeTr Foundation is a UK charity that aims to improve accessibility to mental health support and relieve the suffering of stress, trauma, psychological and physical distress. Their charitable objectives extend to the HBC movement. As part of Cesarean Awareness Month, BeTr Foundation launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to bring HBCI’s work to the UK. In…

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Untitled – Kelly’s Birth Story

Throughout the month of April, we will be featuring stories, poetry, and artwork to tie into our message that you can do everything right, and still have a cesarean. If you would like to make a submission, please email info@homebirthcesarean.org. This birth story is an excerpt from my upcoming memoir about identity and motherhood Women…

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April is Cesarean Awareness Month

April is Cesarean Awareness Month, a worldwide time of recognition to raise awareness and educate people about cesarean births. Many of the articles, blog posts and social media surrounding cesareans address the increasing commonality of the surgical birth process.  Natural birth advocates write and educate on ways to avoid and prevent unnecessary cesareans.   We appreciate…

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The HBC Books Are Available for Purchase!!!

After nearly four years of interviews, writing, organizing, drafts, revisions, editing, and more revisions, both Homebirth Cesarean books are ready for purchase. Homebirth Cesarean: Stories and Support for Families and Healthcare Providers  This must-read book is a diamond in the rough. It is an exemplary piece of work that fills a gap in the global conversation about…

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HBC Book Annoucement

Three years. 16,000 hours of transcribed interviews. $23,000 donated. Writing. More writing. Revisions. Three editors. 20 beta readers. Countless hours of childcare. And the support of the HBC community.  I’m thrilled to announce that Homebirth Cesarean: Stories and Support for Families and Healthcare Providers will soon be in your hands. This book wasn’t only an…

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AmazonSmile and HBCI

Support HBCI by shopping at AmazonSmile instead of the regular Amazon website. What is AmazonSmile you ask? AmazonSmile is the charitable arm of Amazon. AmazonSmile contains most of the same products as Amazon, but they donate .5% of the purchase price to your favorite charity. In this case, your favorite charity is HBCI! Here is how it…

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#GivingTuesday and HBCI

What is this whole ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ thing about? Well, it’s the nonprofits response to the crazy amounts of shopping that happens after Thanksgiving. HBCI is asking that on December 2 folks go to this site: http://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/Homebirth-Cesarean-International and make a tax deductible contribution to the nonprofit that oversees this community. A portion of all money donated to HBCI from…

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HBCI is Coming to New Orleans…

http://www.nolanesting.com/blog/homebirth-cesarean-workshop Louisiana has the highest cesarean rates in the nation – and this means as birth workers, health care providers, mental health care providers, lactation consultants, and all others who support new moms we already know how severely unexpected birth outcomes can affect new moms. This workshop is an opportunity for us to learn more…

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