Thursday, April 16, 2009
March of Dimes
One of the points that my sister and I try to make on this blog is that while we believe that natural childbirth is best way to go if at all possible, it is an extremely personal choice. What we strive for is to help women choose what kind of birth they want so there are no regrets nor guilt. As long as women know the risks of ALL kinds of births they can make an educated choice for what's right for them. One problem that seems to be out there is that doctors tend to make homebirth look dangerous, natural birth look like a pointless martyrdom, and cesarean like an enlighted convienence. So because the American outlook on childbirth is heavily weighted on the doctor's side we try to balance that with opinions and articles in favor of natural childbirth and homebirth. Doctors tend to not give out all the information about the risks of c-sections and women don't seem to understand what a major surgery it is and it should be used as a last resort. So here is an article from the March of Dimes website that is very unbiased but does a good job of listing the risks of c-sections and the medical reasons that often lead to them.