Reflections on Motherhood and Life as a Doula

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We're in a Real Big Mess

The first thing you see under the description of most OBs, is SURGEON.  Why in the world are we going to surgeons when we are pregnant?  What about pregnancy makes us think "knife"?? 

I am sad, and sick, and angry...and baffled by the way our society thinks!

Did you know that pregnancy and birth is a NORMAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL process???  Cuz it is.  In 97% of births, there is absolutely NO NEED for a cesarean.  But they are cutting us up like we are pieces of meat.  33% of births end in cesarean in the U.S.  And the number keeps rising.  We have some of the HIGHEST infant and maternal mortality rates in ALL THE WORLD.  What's wrong with this picture? 

Women and babies NEED vaginal births.  We have to stop this epidemic before it kills us. 

Arm yourself with knowledge.  Stop putting your trust in others and trust yourself.  Educate yourself on your options.  You DO have options!  Protect yourself.  And my God, Protect Your Babies.

This isn't a joke.  This is serious.  We're messing with Nature...and there is always a backlash when we mess with Nature.

We're in a real big mess...

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