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Mission, Vision, Values

NormalBirthHawaii.com

        Mission: 

The Mission of Normal Birth Hawaii is to spread the truth that pregnancy, labor, birth and breastfeeding are normal, natural physiological processes.  We support Hawaii’s expectant and parenting community by offering information to help our community find quality caregivers and birth related services.  Our mission also is to support certified and aspiring childbirth professionals to prosper in their chosen birthing fields.  In these and other ways, our mission is to empower each other expectant and new parents with knowledge and confidence.
 
           Vision: 
Members of Normal Birth Hawaii envision a world which does not fear pregnancy, labor, birth and breastfeeding.  We envision a world in which the rights of expectant, laboring, birthing, and breastfeeding people are respected.  We also envision a world where pregnancy, labor, birth and breastfeeding are regarded as sacred, normal events which can offer surmountable challenges and triumphant rewards never before expected or experienced by those involved.  We envision a world of birth providers who trust birth and approach it gently.  Finally, we envision labors of healthy women occurring spontaneously to preserve the integrity of the birth process.
       

We Value:
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The Lamaze Six Care Practices and the Lamaze Philosophy
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 Pregnancy, labor, birth and breastfeeding as experiences of health not illness
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That all women have the inner wisdom to guide them in birth
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Knowledge as power
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Transparency in maternal care services and expectant parent access to

Informed Refusal as well as Informed Consent regarding their pregnancy, labor and birth care
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Women’s rights to labor and birth where and how they feel safest
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A meticulous interview process for choosing birth-positive care providers
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Helping all birth partners skillfully and fully engage with laboring, birthing

and breastfeeding mothers whom they are supporting
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Couples enabled to birth in communion with each other and their babies
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Respecting the spontaneity of labor, birth and breastfeeding
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An evidence-based, World Health Organization (WHO) supported, CIMS Mother/Baby-Friendly

approach to intervention in the process of labor, birth and breastfeeding 
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Immediate Skin-to-Skin/Eye-to-Eye/Voice-to-Ear, etc. contact between the newborn and

one or more of its parents for an uninterrupted imprinting period
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An action approach to community outreach!
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Compassion and open-mindedness toward the birthing hopes and dreams of all of our clients
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Honesty, integrity, hope and passion within our membership

A spirit of helpfulness one to another with no competitive behaviors knowing

that there are more than enough pregnant people needing our help

for all of us to find a path to complete our missions
 
MOTTO:
The truth about labor is not that it may be painful but that women are strong.
 
Normal Birth Hawaii, September 2, 2010©

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