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surprisingly...correct. just thought i'd share because I found it so interesting that CNN has this article. Perhaps for those of you who know people who are choosing to be induced on a certain date - a "legitimate" source.<br><br><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/08/23/ep.csection/index.html?eref=rss_latest" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/08/23...ref=rss_latest</a>
 

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It was a pretty decent report, but they STILL put the blame on women and really, you can't blame women when we are encouraged to have painfree laobrs and deliveries but not educated on the risks of C-sections. it is drilled into us that labor is unnatural and painful and that the way out is pain medication.
 

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true - I hadn't thought of that interpretation. thank you for pointing it out...i feel that it may still be worthwhile to send to people we know who may not believe other sources. I've got a few in my life right now who would be more apt to take this seriously. sad, but true.
 

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I do think the options they listed were very informative though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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From a mainstream media source, I'd say that was pretty well-said.
 

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I liked the fact the article was in mainstream media but I agree, it puts it all on the woman. I'd like to see how Drs and hospitals are working to reduce c-sections. They're the people with the scalpels in their hands. It's no easy matter dealing with OBs and hospital "policy" just before or during labor.<br><br>
After reading the article I just felt like adding "And stay the hell away from a hospital with surgeons".
 

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Thanks. I printed it for some mainstream friends who were told by their doctor at 8 wks that she would probably need a c/s because she's small (not abnormally small, just a smaller woman). Maybe it'll help.
 

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But the physical size of a woman doesn't dictate teh size of baby she'll be able to birth vaginally. There are several little mamas even here on MDC that have birthed big babies.<br><br>
My neice is 5'4" and weighs 95 lbs. She birthed her baby naturally- and pain free- and the baby weighed 9 pounds 1 ozs./18 inches long
 

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Thanks for the link! I agree that it's great to have a "non-crunchy" source to point people to, that's also easily accessible.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">From a mainstream media source, I'd say that was pretty well-said.</div>
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I totally agree. I hope the article brings more thought to natural childbirth and less interventions. I was browsing through MSN today and saw an article called "More U.S. Women Dying in Childbirth" Here is the link in case anyone wants to read it: <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20427256/" target="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20427256/</a>. They say the blame is mostly caused by obesity and unncessary c-sections. Not sure if I agree with the obesity part, but definitely agree with the c-sections. Maybe now the medical community will rethink the procedures for a woman in labor. One can only hope...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I liked the fact the article was in mainstream media but I agree, it puts it all on the woman. I'd like to see how Drs and hospitals are working to reduce c-sections. They're the people with the scalpels in their hands. It's no easy matter dealing with OBs and hospital "policy" just before or during labor.<br><br>
After reading the article I just felt like adding "And stay the hell away from a hospital with surgeons".</div>
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Of course they should be addressing this to doctors but they're ideas are sound.<br><br>
That's basically what I tell people if they ask.<br><br>
Of course "medically necessary" is open to a lot of interpretation. I know someone who had a elective c-section (at her doctor's urging) because it "wouldn't be possible" to birth a 10 lb baby vaginally.
 
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