Join Date: Oct 2002
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My mom had nine natural births.
There were seven girls in those nine.
Three did not have children. Four did.
Of the four, one daughter, me, had four natural, homebirths. My other three sisters all had caesareans, seven caesareans.
The children of my two brothers number three and they were natural births. Two of the three were homebirths!
So out of fourteen children, seven were surgical deliveries. That is a 50% rate!
Even though a mother may not "imprint" on her daughter the "knowledge" of how to birth, I do think that a mother imparts to her daughter an attitude toward health and all things female, such as birth. The parasympathetic nervous system works from the very primitive part of the brain with the pituitary gland to make the hormones of labor and keep the whole mechanism going. Labor is a delicate process. It deserves respect.
“Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. NEVER apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you are right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the Truth is still the Truth.”
~ Gandhi ~