Saturday, May 15, 2010

Making a Difference: Your Assignment for This Week

Earlier this week I posted the video from this amazing hospital waterbirth, which was attended and conducted more like a homebirth (and a great homebirth at that!). The mother informs me that this type of birth (non-interventionist waterbirth) is not widely available at this hospital (her waterbirth was the first and only waterbirth to occur at this location).

What can we do to help? Send a quick email to:


Tell her how much you appreciate the wonderful treatment this mother received, how amazing this birth was, how much you hope the hospital will support future waterbirths, and whatever other praise and encouraging input you can think of! Emails from women will be a big help to show the hospital that waterbirth is both desired and a practical option for them!

So send an email! Even if it's just "Just saw the waterbirth video from the waterbirth at your hospital; loved it, so happy that you have waterbirth and will be recommending your hospital" etc. etc. etc.

Thank you, Sarah, for providing this information! Email me if I've botched anything!


  1. Awesome!!! Let's do this!! I will let you know if I hear of anything on this end. Thank you for your support and advocating for women, Diane!!

  2. Definitely let me know! I hope to hear wonderful things!!! :)

  3. THE HOSPITAL APPROVED ANOTHER WATERBIRTH!!!!! I am exited to tears!! Thank you for being a part of this amazing developement at this hospital!

  4. HURRAY!!! What a wonderful surprise! Keep us updated!!

    Makes one wonder how many improvements in the hospital world don't happen just for the want of a little letter-writing, doesn't it? Thanks for taking up this challenge!

  5. Another waterbirth was approved for the hospital!!! This is huge!!

  6. Wow! That is AWESOME! Goes to show what positive birth activism can do! :) I need to write a post on that subject soon. I am so glad to hear that things are going well; please do keep me updated! (And forgive my slow responses... it is crazy around here!)

  7. I don't know you, the patient, or any of those pertinent details, yet I sent an email to the hospital encouraging more waterbirth options. I am a mother in Minnesota and I experience my first water birth this past April. It was great and I'd love to do it again. Thanks for posting the video.


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