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January 12th, 2010, 09:52 AM
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It's just incredible that people still think having a needle put in your back to begin spinal medication administration and then having a surgeon cut through your skin, muscle and uterine wall is a preferable alternative to a baby being born naturally and safely.

Survey: Half of China's moms-to-be have C-sections - Yahoo! News
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January 12th, 2010, 12:40 PM
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I also read that by 2020 that the males won't be able to find a mate because of the rate of gender-specific abortions... Since a male child is seen as valuable they are aborting female fetuses, pretty much wiping out the female gender over there!!

Its crazy!!!
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January 12th, 2010, 01:14 PM
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I also read that by 2020 that the males won't be able to find a mate because of the rate of gender-specific abortions... Since a male child is seen as valuable they are aborting female fetuses, pretty much wiping out the female gender over there!!

Well, I guess that's one way to control the population....

Not to sound completely unsympathetic to the problem, actually I am completely unsympathetic to the problem. They brought this on themselves. About time they suffered the consequences. Gender preference to such an extent is awful.
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January 12th, 2010, 03:29 PM
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I'm not surprised. I know the rates are raising all across Asia now (at least in the urban areas) because it is seen as an upper-class thing to have a c-section. Same reason why formula feeding is gaining throughout Asia. The villages still tend to be more breastfeeding and natural birth centered because there is less money there.

My SILs (all Korean) all had vaginal births with epidurals and they all commented when I had my NCB. They think it is "lower-class" to do it natural and they're a bit horrified that I'm doing a home birth this time (even though they were all born at home) because they think it is more modern (and thus higher-class) to give birth at a hospital, etc.
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January 12th, 2010, 07:28 PM
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January 12th, 2010, 11:07 PM
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Quick and easy way for the government to tie the women's tubes and insure that they only have one child. Yes, it sounds bad, but I wouldn't put it past them.
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January 13th, 2010, 10:43 AM
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really really sad.
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January 15th, 2010, 12:07 PM
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Lower class? What's lower class about not drugging your child? I think people like to think they're 'above' nature. But sometimes doing things as 'nature intended' is the best, safest most effective way. Look at Caesar Milan, for example. He works with nature, not against it, and has amazing results.

Why people think unnecessary technical/medical intervention is better than not is beyond me.
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January 15th, 2010, 12:39 PM
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It doesn't make sense to me either. But I know that c-sections cost more and so a lot of women in Asia (and South America as well) think they are more "upper-class" by having one because they have the money to pay for it. It's really backwards thinking to me.
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