i can't believe i am seeing someone defending someone's right to choose a cesarean because it's easier / less work / whatever here at MDC.
i don't care that i offended you. i believe that birth is NOT a medical procedure, and SHOULD NOT be a medical procedure. less than 2% of all women honestly NEED a cesarean section. currently the c-s rate, at least here in america, is somewhere around 35%. almost all of the women having cesareans in this country could have avoided the procedure. most of the women who are told they "cannot" give birth vaginally are being lied to. i came here to MDC, my HAVEN for NATURAL FAMILY LIVING, and i saw someone asking what the point is of having a natural birth if a planned c-section is easier ~ and i got a little angry. i got a LOT angry.
as MHL said: it's totally unnatural and dangerous. choosing to have a cesarean section, without a trial of labor, is a ridiculous concept to me.
and personally, the idea of no lochia afterwards weirds me out. women were meant to bleed after giving birth; why should we let some masked anonymous suck out the blood and fluid that nourished and protected our baby, and toss it away like so much garbage? i choose to honor my WOMANHOOD and my MOTHERHOOD and to EMPOWER MYSELF THROUGH BIRTH, and i believe that the world would be a much different place if all women could recognize the power they have as MOTHERS. birth is a deeply spiritual event to me. i do not think it should be taken out of the home + hands of women.
is it even necessary for me to add the disclaimer that this applies to healthy, well-progressing pregnancies + labors?