Who We are:
Every issue of Birthing Magazine is information packed and is the result of the dedicated effort of our professional staff. With volunteer writers and photographers an original, educational and contemporary magazine is created. It is distributed to 10,000 families three times a year and viewed online around the world. We are grateful to all who contribute to the growing success of Birthing Magazine.
Birthing Magazine was born of the heart back in 1997. Now, so many years later, the goal has not changed. We aim to provide Canadian families with information about pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Our goal is to educate women on the many birth options available to them. We emphasize alternatives for which information may not always be as easy to find, including topics such as midwifery care, homebirth, the normal course of breastfeeding and attachment parenting.
Over the years, the magazine has featured research articles from influential advocates of midwifery and homebirth. Many articles are produced locally using references to material published by internationally known birth supporters like:
- Sheila Kitzinger, Birth Activist
- Robbie Davis-Floyd, Cultural Anthropologist
- Henci Goer, Researcher
- Marsden Wagner, Physician
- Ina May Gaskin, Midwife
- Barbara Harper, Midwife
- Gloria Lemay, Birth Attendant
Birthing Magazine has grown and changed over the years. It is now a highly professional publication that continues to be deeply rooted in its community. Giving voice to families throughout the childbearing years, Birthing Magazine seeks out a broad range of alternatives so that families can make informed and empowered choices.
Birth Unlimited’s philosophy is based on the midwifery model of care, in which pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The midwifery model of care involves:
- Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle.
- Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support.
- Minimizing technological interventions.
- Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.
The application of this woman-centered model has proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma and cesarean section (Midwives of North America).
Company Over View
Birthing Magazine is published by Birth Unlimited, a Canadian non-profit organization, on a quarterly basis. Each issue reaches 10,000 families in the Calgary area and is available at over 200 distribution points.
Birthing Magazine is packed with birth stories, research articles, news and events, resource information and much more. Content is selected to help educate and demonstrate a range of options in pregnancy birth and early parenting. Emphasis is on the family’s responsibility to fully inform themselves of all their options before providing consent.
Birthing Magazine asks and answers many questions. It encourages each one of us to question the status quo. It challenges us to take personal accountability for bringing a healthy baby into the world. It asks us to be informed about our choices.
What's great about Birthing Magazine? It's published by a Canadian non-profit organization, it's produced by a group of professional women with the goal of inspiring and empowering other women, and it supports local writers and photographers.
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