Reflections on Motherhood and Life as a Doula

Friday, December 31, 2010

It's a basic human right for the baby

I am always talking about how my different birth experiences have affected me.  Sometimes I forget how they have affected my children's lives.  I can't necessarily sit down and ask them how they feel, so I have decided to post pictures of each of them.  You tell me.

Stephen's Birth (hospital, "emergency" induction, epidural, "emergency" cesarean):

He was 6 days old before I was allowed to hold him.  He was one week old before they let me nurse him.

Delaney's Birth (homebirth, VBAC):

Need I say more?
All I ask of you, is to PLEASE choose wisely when making this decision on where to give birth to your babies and who you will trust to touch you and handle the most precious being you will ever hold.

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