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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Knowledge is Power
I hope every woman reading my blog will link to THIS blog post about C-Sections in our country and the typical scenario that happens in hospitals these days. I personally know multiple people who have had this same experience and have been told that their bodies just "couldn't" do it. I really do wish women would actually research facts about birth and their bodies. It seems like we are so careful during pregnancy..not even taking Ibuprofen or aspirin yet we put our bodies and the safety of our birth on the line when it comes to where we deliver and which care provider we choose. I know...I did it...I chose probably the worst OB practice with my first not knowing anything about them other than the office was really nice and they gave me chocolate every visit. I chose the hospital I did because it was the closest and had more bells and whistles. I had unknowingly set myself up for many interventions and possibly surgery. Luckily, I did not end up with a surgical birth but with the Dr. and hospital both having at least 30-40% C-section rates, it very well could have been. Why to we take more time picking out a salon and hair stylist to go to than we do a doctor or midwife? Come on ladies...