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.
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