When we think of life stages - birth, childhood, end of life, death - we don't often think of giving birth as one of them. But I believe that giving birth is as much of a life stage as childhood. It's a part of the beginning of motherhood, but a very important stage of life,... Continue Reading →
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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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →