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January 16th, 2007, 10:08 PM
Kimbo Kimbo is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: British Columbia
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I just thought of my biggest mainstream pet peeve...

...that is that homebirthers are not the mainstream norm. When I was in my DDC, I felt that I was so far out there. I wished that more people would embrace the normalcy of pregnancy and birth. I wish I didn't always have to feel like I needed to defend my choices. Most of all I wish that people would see past the rhetoric of risk that is placed around birth. IMHO it is the medical system which more often increases the risks of pregnancy and birth. Having had what turned out to be a very medical birth, I can thoroughly appreciate that the "normal" medical birth is fraught with risks when interventions become routine.

That's my other $0.02. I'll shut up now

Kimbo
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