I promise I have an awesome piece on obstetric violence coming soon, but it's a process and a labor of love that's so important to me to get right.
Until then I have this quick bone to pick: A friend posted this the other day. While the article proclaims to denounce mom shaming, it does a wonderful job of deflecting the cause. What's so alarming is that Time magazine has made it their business to be so icky and frankly dismissive of natural and attachment parenting.
Nevermind that women have been fighting for choices in childbirth for decades.
Nevermind that most of us never KNEW half of the potential side effects of our "routine procedures". Nevermind that 1/3 of women in the United States have Cesareans. Nevermind that of those women, HALF are completely unnecessary and CAUSED by a cascade of intervention that tells women that their bodies aren't capable of laboring!?!
Nevermind that those ridiculously high rates of intervention aren't ever scraping the surface of maternal mortality rates....
While Time makes it a habit of back slapping the majority (google their vaccine articles, their "mom enough" article, etc) with its hype-filled headlines, it doesn't change standards of care for all women.
And If we choose to base our opinions on SCIENCE, then The Goddess Myth isn't remotely the problem: hospital policy that doesn't respect empowered and informed mothers is.
Quick links for birthy FACT BASED info (can you tell I'm pissed off about this article??):
Evidence Based Birth
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