Yea, I get that CC but it's still a feeling that I have. There is something to "going at it alone" that really puts 100% or the intuition into the mother's hands. Once you involve someone else, that changes....at least IME.
I guess I kind of understand the whole UP thing a bit better right now. Though UP is not really my thing. I tend towards feeling like childbirth is the way that it is in order to gather supportive women around the new mother. That said, this time with just me and the growing baby is special...something I didn't have with DC because I started with a MW a little earlier and I guess I didn't know as much either.
Maybe also my loss at 11 weeks back in March, where I just did it by myself has strengthened this idea that there is something to being alone. I believe that there is an element to having *any* care provider that changes the dynamic.
Had the MW been there I may have looked to her to check my uterus to see if it had gone back. Instead, I just had to *feel* inside myself, my deep physical intuition and I knew it was over.
Though it is true that intuition doesn't fly out the window with a care provider...but for many it is altered.
Early on in my life, before having a child, I took a class in child development. It was in Santa Cruz and I guess a bit alternative. We were taught that any intervention has the potential to alter pregnancy and possibly lead to more interventions. The teacher was careful to included having a care provider in the list of interventions. I guess that idea has never really left me.
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