No and don't want to either
post #61 of 78
9/26/07 at 10:40am
|and feel a bit sorry for her that she wasn't educated enough about the matter and let them do whatever they wanted to her.|
A really depressing component of this sentiment is that many women *are* educated about birth, but when they find themselves in a setting where they are being intimidated by scare tactics and opinion rather than evidence-based information, informed consent becomes a joke.
I can say from personal experience, it doesn't matter how educated one is, when the hospital staff tells you that they have to do xyz so your baby doesn't die, it's a whole new ballgame. Pregnant and birthing women can be very vulnerable and are many times at the mercy of people who do not have their best interest at heart....no matter how educated about birth they might be. It's the system that needs fixing, IMO, not the mama.
My mom thought by watching her give birth it would freak me out and keep me from having sex for a while...it didn't work It was one of the most amazing experiences in my life and i would love to be able to witness it again. She didn't even think i'd actually watch but i just pulled the rocking chair to the end of the bed and watched with wonder.