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Here is a survey for you to take: 2014 Evidence Based Birth Survey

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Jessica A Bruno (waybeyondfedup)





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On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 10:38 AM, Rebecca Dekker <evidencebasedbirth> wrote:

Hi Jessica,

A few weeks ago, I held an online focus group with 10 readers who are passionate about Evidence Based Birth. I wanted to hear their feedback firsthand– what is Evidence Based Birth doing well? What could we do better?

I also asked them– What problems are you facing? What kind of resources do you wish Evidence Based Birth offered to your local birth community?

The feedback they gave me was incredibly helpful. And these 10 readers loved being given the chance to help shape the future of EBB. So I have decided to give all of you a similar opportunity to give me feedback, in the form of an online survey.

Would you have a few minutes to take this short survey? Filling out this survey is a tangible way for you to give your feedback on the work Evidence Based Birth is doing, and to tell us what direction you would like us to go in the future.

The truth is, Evidence Based Birth is at a crossroads. I know which blog articles most people want us to publish (and I promise you, we are working on those!!!), but we are in the midst of planning what other resources we can offer. And I really need to know what YOU think about these plans.

You can access the survey here.

I value your opinion so much. Thank you!!



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What Women Really Want, Anne-Marie Murrel, Dr. Gina Loudon, and Morgan Brittany

WOW what a book this was for the most part and especially its authors.

Jessica A Bruno (waybeyondfedup)





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A man’s sperm is NOT his sole contribution to children and family life

Originally posted on Women for Men:

Several weeks ago Fox’s popular afternoon program, The Five, discussed Katy Perry’s childish and stupid remark that she doesn’t need a “dude” to have a baby—mirroring a similar remark Jennifer Aniston made back in 2010.

In response, Kimberly Guilfoyle said, “I’m hoping she’s trying to say it in a way that’s empowering, saying even if you’re not lucky in love […] you can still fulfill dreams.” And conservative commentator Dana Perino said she “totally” gets what Perry means. “I love the father-figure idea, but maybe there just isn’t enough research or time yet to see if women like Katy Perry can make it work.”

Father figure idea?

Fathers are not an idea. They are real, and they matter. If men are superfluous to you as a single woman, single mom, girlfriend, or even wife, that’s unfortunate. But that attitude is the reason good men are hard to find. That we have…

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Question It!

Originally posted on Researching Reform:

Welcome to another Monday morning, as the Summer starts to fade and the changeable weather ushers in the first flurry of Autumn.

In an article published last week by the excellent Community Care, Adrian Zakrzewski, a social worker and trainer argues that residential care is kinder to vulnerable children than foster care. 

Our question this week then, is just this: do you agree?


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Originally posted on The Belle Jar:

I started this hashtag on twitter for people to talk about all the ways in which they are so much more than just their mental illness. Watching the responses pour in has been amazing and heartbreaking and I just have so much love for everyone brave enough to tweet about such a stigmatized issue.

Here are a few of my faves:

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I am depressed for researching

Originally posted on Living forum:

I shouldn’t have researched. I looked up were my stephsibling works and I get depressed. Manager in an institute of some sort. Successful as usual. Spoiled rotten all its life. Good grades. Good education. Good marriage. Good kids. Good everything.

Anyone could feel depressed being around such a successful person. Admired. Wanted. International career.

However I didn’t like the technologies they host and invent. Of course they are technologies in the end tracking us. Making the world even less private. Of course my sibling, the successful human being should work in something I do not like. The irony of it all. My stephsibling is the kid of the person who was mean to me when I grew up, as was this stephsibling. Two mean persons in my life. Both successful and intelligent.

At least I got my other half sibling out of this and I got to raise that person…

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Fat is Not Evidence

Originally posted on Dances With Fat:

Small - Things you can tell by looking at a fat personConsider the following true stories:

A doctor tells a fat patient that they need to exercise more without asking them how much they exercise.  When the patient says that they do exercise instead of asking for details the doctor says “That can’t possibly be true.”

A fat person goes to a personal trainer, explains that they practice the Health at Every Size method and want to increase their strength, stamina, and flexibility. The trainer ignores their request and chooses a plan that they think will create weight loss.

A fat person is out for ice cream with their thin friends.  Ignoring the fact that the thin people are eating the same thing someone walks up and tells the fat person “This is why you’re fat.”

Paula Deen eats a hamburger on a cruise and a website puts up a poll asking if that’s “ok” or if she “should only be…

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