Hey just wondering how many other crunchy nurses on MDC. Love to meet some!
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9/7/08 at 8:01pm
I'm semi-crunchy (crunchier than most in my area).
Try being an OB nurse and then delivering your baby at home. Lots of funny stares from the boss and co-workers when that happened!
At my hospital I routinely encounter patients who choose elective c-section, elective induction, routine bottle-feeding, routine circumcisions, the hospital won't "allow" the baby to sleep in the bed w/ mom. etc.
It's difficult on one hand, yet I think my advice to some mainstream mamas out in public may be better received because I work where I do. Meaning, if I talk positively about extended breastfeeding or homebirth, or talk about how I would never circumcise my own child after seeing circs in real life, maybe that mainstream mom might research other stuff because she knows a nurse who has been there, done that, kwim?
How long have you been doing this? I'm just wondering if it gets easier over time... I just started about 3 months ago and really struggle on a daily basis. I just feel like there's a better way out there, and I wish I could be a part of it....
|I have eliminated all chemical cleansers in my home. I really feel good about making my own soaps, shampoos and house cleansers. Does anyone else do the same?|