NO- I can say right now- YOU BELONG!!!
YOU DEFINETLY BELONG!!!
It comes to mind my friend who was planning a homebirth- who had real medical reasons why she needed a c-section. It was heartbreaking for her.... she is a very AP NFL mom and I wish we were still in touch because I would love to get her opinion now.
I do not homeschool, I smoke, I do not eat all organics, I am far from GD( tho man I wish I could figure that one out) , but I respect that the mothers on here do believe in these things and I believe in them to but in real life I am far from achieving the ideal.
I do not vaccinate, I cd( 6 months tho so not a pro), I homebirthed my second baby, I co-slept, I extended breastfed- tho now wish I had not and say that openly on this forum tho I know that may rub some mothers the wrong way.
I do not want it to turn into what above posters have said- as long as the babies come into the world alive who care how they get here that sounds like mainstream talk to me.... I come to mothering to learn from non mainstream mothers who are working to achieve the ideal and stand against the norm.
I am not saying the above statement is not true but IRL any pg mother I talk to by the 3 rd month is told her baby is so big and she may need an induction. WHAT? Prepping for the induction- medically necessary- of course.
Inductions rises c-sect rate, of course....
There are social norms now in birth that need to be changed that would lessen the c-sect rate dramatically.
I believe that whole heartedly. And DR's push mom's to do invasive things that lessen their ability to birth vaginally- every single day.
I know that c-section is neccesary sometimes. But not as often as it is prescribed.
That is an answer without much time to process from the gut. I hope I have not offended. I am passionate about 2 things- bf and birth