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Category Archives: Κοινωνία

On a very personal note

Written on February 1, 2013 at 13:15, by

  Lately I had a rather unfortunate encounter, one for which I feel sorry. In a natural birth forum I was asked to give my opinion on the legal aspect of an incomplete caesarean hospital report, signed by the doctor who performed it. Read more


Written on September 28, 2012 at 12:23, by

Ever since my childhood I was the easily bullied little person. I still am. I fear all the time that my life smoothness might be interrupted just because as a kid and a teenager I grew up in a steadily unpredictable environment of loud mood swings. Read more

Debby’s baby

Written on March 26, 2012 at 13:12, by

My friend Debby is scheduled to give birth today. The last time I saw her it was about 3 months ago. She was worried she wasn’t ready for motherly duties. Read more

Re-post:Mother’s Last Skin-to-Skin Goodbye Saves her 20 oz Baby

Written on March 25, 2012 at 13:06, by

This story really got my eyes watery. There are so many such stories around! What does it really take for people to believe in the power of motherly love and skin-to-skin contact? Read more

What is support?

Written on March 12, 2012 at 10:58, by

We’ve recently had a vivid and insightful discussion whether as to how we should support women at BirthVoice. We tried to figure out the vague boundaries between supporting, giving advice and sharing knowledge in a very discretionary way.  Read more

Words have power, sometimes harmful…

Written on March 8, 2012 at 13:57, by

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Greece: The safest place to give birth ??!!!??

Written on March 6, 2012 at 12:38, by

I would like to thank my friend Laura, from BirthVoice, for sending me this link today. It’s a read and weep article by the Independent, especially where it announces that the safest place to give birth is… *drums* … Greece! Read more

Babes on the beach

Written on August 5, 2011 at 13:43, by

Right right right, after a long pause for… resuming mental and physical power I’m back again, reporting from Faro beach, Ikaria island… A lot has happened since then, but that’s the topic of another post… Since I’ve been here, especially in the beginning when I was alone with my two babies, I’m almost constantly hanging out in a baby-friendly beach bar. Read more

Strange days have found us

Written on June 15, 2011 at 19:29, by

Εδώ και πολλές μέρες η πραγματικότητα γύρω μου δείχνει να ρευστοποιείται… για κάποιο λόγο όμως αυτό εμένα, αντί να μου προκαλεί ανασφάλεια μου προκαλεί ένα ακατανίκητο, ακατανόητο και παιδιάστικο ενθουσιασμό για το τι μέλλει γενέσθαι… είμαι περίεργη;;; Γιατρέ μου τι έχω; Παραμένω αηδιασμένη όπως κάθε φορά από τους προβοκάτορες που οι ίδιοι οφείλουμε να τους αποβάλουμε από το σώμα μας (για να μην πω να τους αφοδεύσουμε)… Read more

We are all Habiba…

Written on June 15, 2011 at 12:24, by

    A young Moroccan mother and her 15 month old daughter have been separated for failure to comply with a rule to discontinue nursing. Habiba was living in a residence meant to help mothers and children whose socio-economic circumstances make daily life difficult. Read more