Originally Posted by Amys1st
What I was aimming at- the countless references to moms being forced into c sections in the mag which I agree to a point. Until the last issue about life in the nicu, I had never seen anything like that portrayed as a birth in Mothering. If it wasnt mama lying in water or on the bed w everyone delivering, it was bad bad bad. well I would have loved to do that but other plans happened and here I am w/ nicu exp under my belt and cding, cosleeping, bfeeding mama but may loose my club rights by the way Maggie was born in some people's mind. Heck someone in my ddc evern asked why I had a c section:
so its hard for a nfl place like mdc to say- hey this happens!!
My crash c/s at 29 weeks because of my placenta abruption while on hospital bedrest makes me feel like a leper sometimes in the water birth home birth crowd here. And mine happened almost 6 years ago. I can't imagine a new mom with these issues coming here, not being able to find us, and feeling like she doesn't belong as a result.
We definitely need a subforum...