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The Giving Threshold

HBCI is celebrating her 1st birthday in August! As part of our month-long celebration honoring mama’s powerful and difficult transitions into motherhood, we are inviting YOU to help support our nonprofit mission and welcome new HBC mamas to the community with a project called The Giving Threshold. Here’s how it works, you buy a pendant and…

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HBC Mama Stats Survey Closing September 2

Our HBC Mama Stats Survey has been a wildly successful effort. We’ve had respondents from all over the world take the time to answer our questions. In order to keep this data useful, we’ll be closing the survey on September 2, 2014. We will then compile all the data to use for grant applications, curriculum…

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Pre-labor HBCs

Women who did not have the opportunity to labor out-of-hospital have an additional loss stacked on top of their homebirth cesareans. They never got to hold their partner’s hand in their living rooms, or sway to gentle music at the birth center. They went from no contractions at home to no contractions in the hospital….

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Medical Reasons…

Our HBC Mama Stats Survey shows that malposition and slow labor were the top two medical reasons for a cesarean. Thanks Mamas for sharing your story with us. If you haven’t done so already, and you are an HBC mama, please consider taking our survey. Your anonymous replies will help build the world’s first HBC database…

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Much of the world, no green dot

Spread the word about homebirth cesarean around the world and tell HBC mothers about this survey. We’d love to see green dots all over the map! If you are a part of a birth group that is based outside of the United States, share the link to HBCI: http://homebirthcesarean.org and the Mama Stats Survey: http://homebirthcesarean.org/hbc-mama-survey If you…

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How long did you labor at home?

For those mamas that experienced labor out-of-hospital, our HBC Mama Stats Survey reveled that the majority of respondents were in labor for 24 – 48 hours before transporting to the hospital. A close second is labor for less than 24 ours. Click here to view the complete pie chart. And of course, if you haven’t…

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Go Partners…

…According to our HBC Mama Stats Survey, partners were right up there with lactation consultants when it came to helping mama breastfeed. Yeah partners! If you are an HBC mother, the HBC Mama Stats Survey will take you about 20ish minutes to complete. Using your anonymous answers, we will fine-tune our workshops for birth professionals,…

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My Birth Team Included….

Who was on your birth team? 31.1% of respondents to the HBC Mama Stats Survey hired a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and 22.3% also worked with a doula. Click here to see the complete picture of birth teams for HBC families. If you are interested in taking the HBC Mama Stats Survey, click here. From the…

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Our Average HBC Respondent…

Those who took our HBC Mama Stats Survey, so far, look like this: Caucasian/White Married English as primary language Around 29 years old at time of HBC About 3 years out from HBC Living in an urban area No child before or after HBC (at this time) Holds at least a Bachelor’s degree Have an…

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