All Of Us At Common Knowledge Trust Helping To Get The Pink Kit Resources To You!
Why we are all Pink Kitters.
Common Knowledge Charitable Trust is a registered Charity in New Zealand. Visit www.commonknowledgetrust.com. Learn more about our organization.
The Pink Kit Method For Birthing Better® is one of the educational branches of CKT. The Pink Kit resources reflect the stories and experiences gathered over a 35 year period from expectant women, fathers-to-be, partners and grandparents who both birthed well and who had difficult births.
Birth is about our humanity and our baby:
- We are all one humanity.
- Our births are remarkably the same (with variation). We all labor...one contraction after another ... one breath at a time.
- There are common birth and birth coaching skills we can all learn to use in our birth ... whatever that birth is.
- Skills are easy to pass on to each others.
- Skills can be used in all birth situations.
We learned that there are benefits to knowing how-to birth and be a great birth coach.
- Women and men will develop a closer relationship by working well together in labor.
- With skills we are less afraid and less reactive to the pain of childbirth.
- We easily become more determined to work through the process of labor and giving birth once we have skills that truly work.
- There no longer a need to be have the 'either versus or' approach to childbirth: doctor vs midwife, home vs hospital, medical vs natural
- birth. Every single one of us can bring skills with us regardless of where we birth or with whom.
- Childbirth is unknown and it’s full of the unexpected (most have nothing to do with death or injury). With skills we just adjust, work with the process as our labor unfolds and stay on task.
- These skills are easy for men to learn because we all share the same body.
Megan ... Common Knowledge Trust Trustee
I had three children before I learned about The Pink Kit so I didn't personally use it. However, when I saw the video, I thought it would have been great to know in all my births. Particularly it would have kept me on track when I wasn't too keen what the doctors were doing to me in my first birth. My second was born in hospital as well and my third baby was born at home.
I gave the kit to my son and daughter-in-law for their first birth. They didn't get too involved with it. They felt that their midwife would tell them what to do. She ended up with epidural and forceps. She's just had her second child (2004) and she was totally committed to the information. The birth was so inspiring that she wants to become a midwife and help other women and men prepare using this information.
I am involved in the financial side of the Trust as well as development.
Keri ... Common Knowledge Trust Trustee
I have three children. I bled after my first birth and was quite concerned that it didn't happen next time. I was pregnant with my second child when I went to a Pink Kit Class taught in my local area. I was so impressed with the information that I comfortably chose to have my baby at home a week later by myself, with no bleeding. My husband has grown so much with this information. We have just had our next child (2004) at home on our own. The labor was so fast, our 10lb 6oz daughter was born before the midwives could get there and we managed fine.
My husband, Hank, and I are totally committed to the Trust. I am not an alternative woman, rather very religious, and feel that the Pink Kit is something that couples of all sorts can use. We want this information to become common knowledge for all births worldwide and encourage women and men to take the responsibility to doing the work. No one can do it but you.
I am involved in the wider development of CKT ideas, as well as being the presenter on the video. We've since had two more Pink Kit babies. At each birth Hank and I have used our skills more deeply with greater satisfaction.
Wintergreen ... Common Knowledge Trust Founder And Trustee
I've had two children, both born in hospital, twelve years apart. I knew nothing with my first birth. In the twelve years between children, this birth information developed in bits and bobs as I traveled extensively working with many women from different backgrounds, religious, beliefs, diets and birthing situations. I discovered that our only similarity was our birthing body. We all had one and we could talk about it without triggering personal reactions. I birthed by second child by myself, 8 weeks prematurely in hospital, having this knowledge within me.
The information evolved over time and The Pink Kit resources are now becoming more available to the public so that they can become the common knowledge that all expectant parents use to prepare for birth in any birth situation. The Pink Kit Method will become the new 'BUZZ' in childbirth because the skills work 100% of the time.
Women and men came into my life and left it more enriched with the small bits of knowledge that could easily be passed on to any expectant mother. Focusing only on our birthing body, permits any pregnant mother or father to use the information in their own person birth experience. I write the information or as we say 'I download my head.'
I write the resources, then it is a team effort to distill and edit them. I am also the person who responds to queries.
Andrea ... Bookkeeper and Rock
I am not a trustee, but am involved with the day-to-day running of the Trust, in particular the orders and finances.
Lynley ... Administrator
I have 3 out of 4 Pink Kit births. I also hold a Bronze Olympic Medal in rowing for New Zealand. Why am I committed to working for Common Knowledge Trust? Because our founder works so hard to promote a concept that I agree with ... let's all be skilled!
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