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Comment by Jamie Bond on July 25, 2009 at 12:52pm
that was supposed to say nice* to be agreed with.
Comment by Jamie Bond on July 25, 2009 at 12:52pm
I have managed to catch the first and third webisodes but the second one won't work.
I have found that after having children my group of friends started changing, and as I became more passionate about natural living and natural birth that I became friends with new people and kindled friendships with acquainances that were like minded. I do have one or two friends that feel pretty much exactly as I do, but not many. I like that many people that I know don't agree or even understand because it makes me research harder and consider other points of view. I do love places like this though. The people on here REALLY seem to get what it's all about and it's nive to be agreed with every now and then :)
Comment by Matilda Meze on July 25, 2009 at 11:48am
BTW, have you guys been able to watch the webisodes... they don't work for me.
Comment by Matilda Meze on July 25, 2009 at 11:47am
Natural birth....hmmm where do I begin. From everything I've heard and read about other places, I think it's pretty much the same here. In general, you're looked at strangely if you mention natural and birth in the same sentence. Within my circle of friends, there are a few girls who are accepting/understanding of my beliefs, and some of them have tried to deliver naturally as well, but that's the small majority. Most of my friends are screaming epidural even before they enter the hospital. Within the general population, I know a few times when I mentioned I had a midwife, women looked at me as if I was totally nuts. It does bug me, but at the same time I tell myself, oh well their loss. It's hard because I'm not only interested in natural birth, but natural living as well, and none of my friends are into all the things that I am. One uses cloth diapers, another delays immunization... but there's not one girl I can discuss everything with. Having said all that, there is a good midwifery program in my area and they have a great relationship with the doctors and hospital. I live in a fairly big town (pop. 150,000+), so they have to have these services available for the residents who choose to use them. However, every city/region in Ontario has it's own rules and regulations with regards to midwifery care.
Comment by Jamie Bond on July 25, 2009 at 11:00am
I live in Chilliwack currently, but my husband and I are trying to be in Nelson by February. I know exactly where Princeton is, I've been there a few times.
What a position to be in. I had no idea about the places in BC (big ones too) where women cannot have their babies, unless they are doing it unassisted. The driving to a new town can be risky - I just had a friend whose baby was elivered within 1 1/2 hours of the onset of labour. Not often, but sometimes there is a midwife who will travel but that's a pretty big maybe. I think that until we have the resources to have midwives and ob's in these towns there needs to be a birth centre in BC.
Comment by Bonnie P on July 24, 2009 at 9:32pm
I'm in BC as well, in a little town called Princeton (pop 2500). Moved here in December from the Fraser Valley (an hour outside of Vancouver) and still getting used to the lack of resources. Right now my husband and I are trying to decide if we'll go back home for "the birth" (I put that in quotations because we're not even pregnant yet!) or stay here and drive an hour to the nearest hospital when it comes to delivery day. Where in BC are you from, Jamie?
Matilda, what's the attitude towards natural birth in your area like?
Comment by Jamie Bond on July 24, 2009 at 9:02pm
Hello. Yay canadians. I live in BC.
Comment by Matilda Meze on July 24, 2009 at 6:12pm
Hi Bonnie, It's nice to meet you:) I am in Oakville, Ontario. How about you?
Comment by Bonnie P on July 24, 2009 at 12:28pm
Hi Matilda, I've also run into the same problems with American specific info and find it difficult to find Canadian specific content as well. What province are you in?
Comment by Matilda Meze on July 11, 2009 at 8:15am
I started this group because I am interested in Canadian specific content. Everytime I do a search, I get flooded with all sorts of info, the least of which is Canadian. If anyone knows good Canadian sites where I can find info on natural living, please pass it on.

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