A ‘Safe Word’ in birth.

A safe word is a word that two consenting adults agree is the ultimate message to stop what is happening. It is often used in a sexual context, but I propose that we are getting to a point in birth that we need a safe word to stop the damage being done to birthing people and their families. Anyone who is familiar with me and my writing knows that I am an eternal optimist, definitely a 'glass half full' person, if my feet were to fall off I’d celebrate that I didn’t have to buy shoes anymore. However, I cannot do that today. I am tired and ground down. I do not feel positive or optimistic about the future of birth right now, and it is making me sad, angry and like I’m shouting into a void. I

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