I am joining with many sisters, like @bumpbirthandbeyond
"INSTAGRAM - STOP CENSORING BIRTH
We must put a stop to the censorship of birth on Instagram. An exposed breast while breastfeeding is now allowed. We must have images of birth accepted in the Community Guidelines.
Along with many sisters on the same path working to inspire and support women, from around the globe, we are hoping to spread the message far and wide - the next generation depends on well informed mothers.
Are any of you willing to join me and post the following image with the hash tag #IGSTOPCENSORINGBIRTH?
These powerful images are EDUCATIONAL not pornographic. #Birth is a natural, normal, beautiful human bodily process. An everyday miracle.
PC @douladianne." Porn and sexually provocative images are all over social media to entertain and advertise. Cesarean birth images and videos are prevalent. We need to normalize vaginal birth and breastfeeding, and help women remember what was forgotten. Why are birth and breastfeeding pictures continuously removed from our IG pages? I am a #midwife and will continue to use social media to educate, inspire, support, and help women, to empower women to speak their voice, find their confidence and strength, alleviate fear, and restore humanity and joy to the entire childbearing process.
#StopCensoringBirth #StopCensoringMotherhood #Birth #Childbirth #ThisIsBirth #GivingBirth