Great point chellemarie! Gee, when I think of what I got after the c-section - morphine, Percocet, weeks on high doses of Motrin and Tylenol, now Diflucan... plus they give me codeine and Fiorocet for migraines which has a barbiturate and caffeine in it!!! The American hospital attitude to pain relief astounded me. I would NEVER have been given so many narcotics and strong painkillers in Europe or Asia. I must say I didn't refuse them here though
You know, I find this alcohol and caffeine thing is a big deal here in the US. In Europe and Asia - well the people just seem sensible about food and do things in moderation. And no one in Australia would ever say anything in public if a pregnant or BF woman downed a glass of wine with dinner. But in the USA, I was afraid to order a glass of wine with dinner while pregnant. And at social functions, people made a point of NOT offering me wine and trying to give me soda which I just hate. It's like the food police here. I think people/professionals are afraid if they say it's ok in moderation, mothers are gonna run out and down 12 coffees, a bottle of scotch and take up drugs or something. I still have my 2 cups of strong tea a day but I've gone off the wine after having dd. Too tired to eat that alone open a bottle a wine.