Originally Posted by OnTheBrink
What does that mean? That at MDC hospital birth is wrong?
I don't think she is saying that it is wrong. But look at the banner on the top of your screen, "The Natural Family Living Community". There is nothing natural about birthing in a Hospital. That is not meant to take away from the beauty and joy that comes with having a baby in any setting. But you might remember that there was a request some time ago for a C/S smile, and Cynthia, I believe, had some nice things to say but still rejected the idea. As well I believe she should have.
I don't fit perfectly into the NFL mold. But I love to come here, because I am learning. I think as buying Organic Produce and using natural products becomes more "vogue" there are many more women seeking out this information. And because of that here at MDC we have a wider variety of people. That has both it's advantages and disadvantages. The biggest disadvantage is that a woman like me, who comes here to learn (and goof off in TAO) have to filter through so much more crap in order to find the real natural family living info, that will help me.
I had a hospital birth. I planned it that way, I was too scared to even consider a homebirth. Now I had an extraordinary birth. One that I am sure many women would love the hear about. But I'm not ever posting my birth story here. It was a hospital birth, it's not the place for it. If I wanted to share the story I'd post it at one of the mainstream boards. Even when I was pregnant and I would tell people about my doula and our Bradley classes, people would say to me "oh so you'll have a natural childbirth." and I would say to them, "No, we are giving birth in a hospital, but my goal is an unmedicated birth."
We don't need Hospital Birth smiles, or Public School smiles or Stroller or bottle baby smiles. There are plenty of other boards out there where those would be appropriate, here is not the place.