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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
I can understand the impulse, but...please don't. I understand why people are hurt by other women armchair quarterbacking their births...but I, personally, have a huge problem dealing with that one. I'd pay money to be "loose", instead of having lost so much sensation in my pelvis, and having gone through 6 months without being able to feel my clitoris...seriously, I would. When I hear people talk about how great c-sections are, because they preserve the vagina, it usually makes me cry...and sometimes, it makes me so angry that I want to claw their faces off.
No worries, I continue to bite my tongue. I'm so sorry to hear about your aftermath
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Oh - I didn't really think you said it - just had this sudden horrifying vision of someone saying that to me, and went "ACK!".
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I can relate to a lot in this thread. I'm afraid that before DS was born (attempted homebirth, ended in c-section) I was a birth know it all. I was a midwifery student, doula and homebirth advocate. A walking enclopedia of birth knowledge. I got swept up in the belief that birth, is beautiful, empowering and a life altering event for women. It can be, but obviously it isn't always and not for every woman. I used to be very narrow in my thinking (even though I tried to be open minded) I definitely had a bias about childbirth and how I thought women should do it. I now feel that I truly am more open minded after what I went through and I hope that I am more respectful of women's birth choices and feelings even when they differ from mine.
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