I took The Birth Survey today (I started it this morning and 12 hours later completed it). I wish I could have contributed more to the results, but I like the organization conducting it. They are trying to fight for mother's right to information about birth intervention. For those of you who don't know what that is, if you had pitocin, or an episiotomy, or a fetal monitor strapped to your belly, or if the doctor tried to hurry the delivery of the placenta by pulling on it, then you've experienced an intervention. What most women don't realize in a hospital situation is that you have a right to choose whether or not to have those things done, and that statistics show that interventions hurt you and the baby more than they help. They may be 'routine', but they are not what's best for mom or baby, they are measures of convenience for the hospital.
Happy Thanksgiving, Antlers!
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