I'm Sick of Apologizing for My C-section

Did you know that April is Cesarean Awareness month? I didn’t. I didn’t even know such a thing existed. A little over two years ago I had a scheduled C-section. When I found out that my primary method of delivering Els was by C-section I was upset. I cried and felt like a failure. My body in my eyes was failing me and a C-section was the worst thing possible. I was naive and stupid for thinking that way. Now over two years later I blame the media and birth propaganda for making me feel like a failure and taking away some of the excitement of Els’ birth. ...more
I just wrote an post related to this. I actually wanted a c-section. And at times feel so ...more

Two really interesting birth-related articles

My facebook friends filter the news for me in such a useful way, I really wonder how I knew anything before facebook. Well, I suppose I just learned it all from NPR, but...my facebook friends represent my niche interests a little better than the general radio does. Though NPR gets close, to be fair. At any rate, my feed today bubbled up two really interesting birth-related articles....more