Originally Posted by erin_brycesmom
One way that I know that UC isn't the way it is meant to be for everyone is my strong uncontrolled desire to want to be a part of childbirth beyond my own. Why would I feel this way if many women weren't supposed to have other women with them during childbirth? Of course that doesn't mean there isn't room for UC too
, I'm sure nobody thinks it is meant for everyone.
we all know that birth is an incredibly special, sacred, magical time. to want to be a part of that - even if it's another person's sacred, magical time is somewhat normal. but, if we look at it like sex (because the two are so close physiologically), it's almost weird
that we'd have people who would want to be a part of it - if it wasn't their experience, you know?
but, there are people out there.it's a dangerous line, because there is a huge rush from being in that atmosphere, yet as a care provider, we're really in a space that can do serious damage to the normal physiology that is meant to occur when birth happens naturally.
providers especially need to be cautious that another woman's birth experience doesn't become their source of power, natural high, or ability to boast.
hope it makes sense what I'm saying here. I don't disagree that UC birth isn't for everyone, but just because everyone and their dog wants to see a birth (it seems like everyone shows up at births these days to watch), it doesn't necessarily mean that historically, evolutionarily, or even physiogically we're made to have an audience.