Welcome to Humanize Birth

About us


We are a Canadian non-profit organization that advocates for everyone's basic human right to respectful, peaceful, humane birth.

We focus on:
  • Ensuring respect for maternal choices during childbirth
  • Preventing obstetric violence against birthing women
  • Normalizing birth as a dignified, natural, intimate, mother-led physiological process
  • Read more about us...

    Speaking up about obstetric violence


    Were you left unhappy with your birth experience? Did someone do something to you or to your newborn baby that you regret, that you did not consent to, that left you feeling violated or traumatized?

    Tell us your story: email it to us at birthstories@humanizebirth.org or post it on our Without my consent: Message from birthing women facebook page.

    Help us break the silence surrounding obstetric violence!

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