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This Yahoo group is set up in association with Laura Shanley's unassisted childbirth website, Bornfree! Please join us and share your thoughts, comments and questions on this fascinating and controversial subject! While our primary focus is on unassisted childbirth (also known as UC, freebirth, freebirthing, unassisted homebirth, unhindered birth, and autonomous birth), you are welcome to discuss other topics as well, as long as the discussions remain peaceful, respectful and positive at all times. Please mark these discussions as OT.


No flaming, bashing or ranting about religion or abortion will be allowed on this group. Most of our members and moderators practice and encourage attachment parenting, long-term breastfeeding and co-sleeping. Many of us do not believe in vaccinating our children. Circumcision is roundly condemned by nearly all of our members and moderators. Those choosing to post pro-circumcision comments (regardless of their religious beliefs) should expect to be quickly - and perhaps passionately - educated about this barbaric practice.


All posts are copyrighted to their respective authors unless otherwise stated. No content on this forum is to appear elsewhere without the express permission of the author. Any member found posting information without proper permission to do so will be banned from the forum. In all instances the other website or forum will be made aware of the incident, which may result in action being taken by the website or forum in question in accordance with their own usage policies.
Because of the sensitive nature of this board, occurances of cyber stalking will not be tolerated.



Visit Laura's site to read all about her adventures in UC, as well as stories and articles from other women in the UC community. There are also standard forums on the site, if you prefer a different format for message boards. Click

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  • 992
  • Parenting
  • Jan 3, 2008
  • English

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