I was taking a bath when it hit me. A simple way to sum up what I believe about birth. (I know, I know… I swear I’ll say it and be done for now. ish.)
Basically, it’s this: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
I don’t believe that low risk, healthy pregnancies require all this crazy medical intervention.
However… If something is broke, if there are complications and you need medical assistance to save the lives of mum or child, by all means… FIX IT!
That’s what I believe– simply put.
Also- I just wanted to thank you all for your comments on this topic in the last couple of posts. You have all been so respectful and helpful in this. I absolutely love hearing all sides of the story, and you guys really are challenging me to look deeper into things than I may have done otherwise. So thank you!!
Sidenote: (or would it be an endnote?) Nausea is decreasing slowly bit by bit and day by day, and I am finally not feeling exhausted by 1:00pm. I have ENERGY again! Weeeee!! So far I have used this new found energy to… uh… mumble mumble… pretty much not do anything yet. But I’m hopeful!
Extra Double end sidenote: I was watching natural birthing videos on YouTube today and was bawling my eyes out at the beauty and calmness of it all. The peacefulness of it all. If you haven’t seen a birth like that, and you’d be curious to, go find some videos and pull up a chair. (this is a GREAT resource to start from.) WHO AM I? I swear I never used to be this passionate about this stuff before. Something has come over me lately. I plan to start my Bradley training very soon. I want to get all the crazy book work out of the way before this baby gets born. Wish me luck!