Aug 8

Birth Matters Virginia ran a contest, women and their families had to send in videos about birth and birthing matters.  It was judged by Dr Sarah Buckley who is internationally acclaimed author of Gent

le Birth Choices and Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein from The Business of Being Born.

First prize was won by Ragan Cohen of California with her very topical video on Preventing Cesarean Section.  Have a read of the comments below:


The competition was set up t  educate women about their choices and options during the childbearing years, Birth Matters Virginia solicited short videos about evidence-based maternity and delivery care. Their nation ranked 41st in maternal mortality and their cesarean rate surpassing 30%, it is more important than ever for women to be educated about their options.

Nearly 40 informative and thoughtful videos on topics ranging from personal birth journeys, the role a doula plays, midwifery care, cesarean sections, birthing in the Amish culture, birth in Ireland, and more. Each video carried a message of the understanding that change needs to occur in our culture related to pregnancy and birth for the well-being of both mothers and babies.


Take a look at the wonderful video, Prevent Cesarean Surgery, and let me know what you think.  I thought it was real, moving and had great insights from women who have had bot a cesarean section and a vaginal birth.  It is confronting and displays what really happens during a cesarean section and the risks that we don’t really talk about.



Prevent Cesarean Surgery Video