Knowledge is Power
Since the beginning of human history women have given birth to each new generation. This fundamental function of sustaining the future of humanity, has been fraught with both joy and tragedy. In the last hundred years women have given over the management of their labor and birth to medical teams in the name of safety. As more medical interventions have encroached on the traditions and oral histories of women, we have nearly forgotten how to give birth without tubes, monitors and scalpels. The over-medicalization of giving birth has spawned a potentially dangerous counter movement of mothers saying no to all medical intervention.
Perinatal Empowerment seeks to empower parents and birth professionals by increasing knowledge of perinatal research, sharing stores, and encouraging parents to use information and intuition to make informed birth choices.