It’s Not Your Fault

I think about the worst things I went through after my c-section: The intense physical pain for weeks -much worse than unmedicated back labor- not being able to hold and comfort my child, feeling like I didn’t really give birth, not feeling like my baby was really mine, knowing my liver was overloaded with drugs … More It’s Not Your Fault

C-section Survivor

I am the survivor of an unnecessary c-section. Ten years ago, reading something like that would sound overly dramatic. A cesarean? No big deal, right? But as anyone who has had an unplanned, emergency c-section can tell you (and even some mamas who had time to mentally, socially and physically prep their post-partum environment) they … More C-section Survivor

Stop Telling Women Education Would Have Prevented Their C-Section

I’m really sick of reading articles where everyone from a random couch commenter to actual physicians will say that women can prevent doctors from performing unwanted and unnecessary c-sections on them by educating themselves. That is crap, and it’s condescending. First, these people are implying the many, many women receiving unnecessary and unwanted surgeries are … More Stop Telling Women Education Would Have Prevented Their C-Section

Our View of Birth

Before I got pregnant, I realized there were generally two ways birth was depicted by movies, friends and family. Either women were decked out in flowers and pink, smiling proudly or smugly, in love with their belly, or, they were flat on their backs, legs pressed open, exposed, screaming in horror, with a male OB … More Our View of Birth

25 Reasons C-sections Are a Huge Deal (Bet your OB didn’t mention any of them)

Why is having a c-section a big deal? This is an idea that makes me a little crazy – a largely accepted cultural perception that c-sections just aren’t that big of a deal. The myth is mostly propagated by OBs – those who make money off of csections and don’t have to deal with the … More 25 Reasons C-sections Are a Huge Deal (Bet your OB didn’t mention any of them)