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|Originally posted by hmpc2
I believe birth is dangerous!!! I believe that in the US (i'm not sure about other countries/cultures), that we overlook our infant and maternal mortality rate and it is because society as a whole believe that doctors and hospitals are miracle workers, so therefore death no longer occurs. If we were to look at our mortaility rates especially in comparison to other "developed" countries....we SUCK!!!! We have the highest interventions, etc...., yet our moms and babies still die.
I believe that we need to have faith in our bodies and need to learn how to trust our maternal instincts, rather than trusting those who tell us what we should think/feel/do.
We need to empower ourselves and each other to trust and believe that we can and will deliver a baby...and when our gut says that the baby is not okay...to advocate for ourselves and our baby to get the help that we need.
I am just very passionate that we gloss over death and dying in this country and do not adequately prepare ourselves for the possibility it could happen to us, especially considering our death rates.
|Is it possible to have faith in birth without having done it first? Is the faith lost or not attained if bad outcomes are met in first birth? Any thoughts?|