FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A writer for Chatelaine magazine is looking to interview women who gave birth without assistance in remote areas.
Motluk said she is open to any stories but is looking for those who want to share details.
“I’m interested in stories that worked out fine and stories that didn’t,” Motluk said.
“I’m most interested in the calculation that went into deciding to give birth alone and what that felt like.”
She explained that she wrote a lot about healthcare and reproduction but had no idea people choose to give birth without assistance in remote communities.
“I live in a big city, and when I had my kids, I decided to have home births with a midwife,” Motluk said.
“But I did not think through that if you aren’t near a hospital, you can’t have a midwife-assisted home birth. So women in geographically isolated areas have very few choices.”
She said the fact that she didn’t know that some women give birth unassisted suggests that many Canadians don’t know, but she thinks they should.
Motluk can be reached through email at [email protected] or by phone at 416-465-0497.
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