Saturday, September 10, 2011

birth mattering

This is a sad, excellent, articulate post about why birth is important to mothers as well as babies. Why there's so much more to the process than a 'healthy baby' at the end of it. The truth is, that modern medicine's understanding of what makes a 'healthy' baby is pretty far removed from what babies and their mothers actually need.

This is why, as someone suggested to me, indirectly, that drugging ourselves up and getting on with it happily after a traumatic birth isn't really a great response.