Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Having A Baby Is Not A Disease

I saw this video linked the other day and liked it a lot....




Again, we had all eight of our kids in hospitals, the last couple attended by a midwife. We have never given birth at home. We also don't think that women who choose to should be seen as backwoods kooks and furthermore don't think that midwives who assist a woman in doing one of the most natural events in life should be criminzalized for doing so.

There might be a point when more and more drugs and c-sections and inductions and extraordinarily expensive hospital care might be overkill, frightening women into thinking they are incompetent to deliver their own child. Sometimes the old ways are really better.

2 comments:

Chuck McKnight said...

Timely post. My wife just gave birth to our first son at home last Sunday. :)

Arthur Sido said...

Congrats Chuck!