1. theadventuresoflactatinggirl

    Thank you so much for the link! I agree that birth matters. Even though my birth experience with my first daughter wasn’t as traumatizing as others I’ve heard of, it still hurt every time that people thought we were stupid or made jokes about us not making it to the hospital in time. They don’t know the whole story. They only see it from hindsight. It’s the same when it comes to someone telling a mom “you shouldn’t be upset because you have a happy and healthy baby” because it’s not their place to decide if you should be happy. They weren’t there.

  2. As Ina May says: It sure as hell does! (matter). The ‘healthy baby’ line always makes me cringe. It is a function of people’s denial of women’s feelings, women’s autonomy, women’s instincts. It’s so much easier to just sweep all that under the rug and accept the status quo (that is making women and babies suffer) isn’t it? Thank you so much for sharing your story! That is how birth change is happening in this country! Women sharing their stories, speaking their truths, and inspiring other women to reclaim their autonomy in birth. Brava!

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