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OK so i see a shirt the other day on a guy that was perfect for me it stated "EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO '''MY''' OPINION! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I know some times i just need to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: it but I CANT LOL so anyway lately ive been coming across lots of preggos asking about my sons sling ( which is great cause i sell them) however we get to chatting and before you know it we are talking about pregnancy etc which is great BUT I tend to push the Natural Childbirth Braldey method (youd thinki was selling something)etc but then again i dont know if i should call it pushing but EDUCATING them.. Beleive it or not most woman i seem to speak to do not know anything about the birth process etc <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: one lady didnt know what a brax hicks was, another thought you had to have drugs epidurals etc.. SO for some oddball reason Im feeling the need to educate these woman save them persay lol even though i know i dont know it all....... THOUGH<br>
"EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO MY OPINION! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><br>
iS this bad lol<br><br>
Michele<br><a href="http://WWW.NaturalFamilyLiving.net" target="_blank">WWW.NaturalFamilyLiving.net</a>
 

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Hey Michele,<br><br><br>
No WAY is it bad! We are saving Pregnant womens lives and little kids' childhoods everytime we share with someone!!!!!<br><br><br><br>
-Michelle
 

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I try, try, try not to drag out my soapbox to every preggo I meet. Sometimes Im succussful, sometimes Im not, LOL... When I I realize Im getting preachy, I try to follow it up with the fact that when you spend alot of time researching something that you care a lot about, you want everyone to know what you know, and bite my tongue. Then I give them my email addy and let them know if they really want to hear the sermon, all they have to do is email me. I've gotten a couple emails that way...<br>
I have a doula friend who does the best thing I can imagine: She passes out Henci Goer's Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth to preggos that she sees in her town. She keeps a box in her car, tucks her business card into it, and gives them away. She tells the women that she doesnt care if they dont call her, but they need to read this book, and when they are done with it, they should pass it on. It doesnt get a lot of clients for her, but I bet it raises some awareness.
 

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whoa brooke that's awesome of your friend! i had that book and it really was an eye opener for me! and i think it's a very loving thing to pass on some good information when you can to a pregnant mama! we all had to learn somewhere right? i was lucky in my upbringing, and the choices my own mother made were very natural and gentle irt birthing, but not all women are so lucky (hardly any are <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> it seems) it's hard for me to advocate sometimes, i get so pissed off at how quickly women brush off breastfeeding as too much work, or how they don't want feel any pain so they've already scheduled a csection, or plan to have drugs. i try though! and good for all of us that do!
 

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I think you should keep on doing what you are doing. So many people end up with horrific births because they dont even know there is another way. If you dont know any different, you dont know what you should be looking for to change. I couldve used someone like you educating me when I was pregnant with my 1st. At the very least it wouldve made me think about the birth for a minute (which is something I didnt do until after I had the csection <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">)!
 
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