This is a short (3 minute) CNN video on the rising rate of c-sections and some tips to avoid them
Now, I’m not one to give guilt trips to moms who had c-sections. Why? I’ve had three. Each time I went into it with the intention of having a natural birth because I know that is best for my body and my baby. The circumstances were not the norm that caused my c-sections. The first was breach, the second was the result of injury from a car accident, the third camped out in there to 42 weeks and I gave in. So, no judgement here. But being educated is key in any decision. We can’t trust the doctors to tell us everything. Really that’s not their job. If we chose to just let them do what they do, then we’re giving them the permission to make decisions for us. I prefer to know for myself.
EVERY WOMAN, no matter whether you are pregnant or not, should learn about what our bodies are made to do. We deserve to be prepared and to see birth as what it is, and that is NOT a sickness or disease that HAS to be treated in a hospital.
If you can’t see “the Business of Being Born” somewhere near you, make sure you add it to your Netflix when it comes out. Women deserve to choose.