Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Why we care about homebirth

"Because we are too short, too tall, too thin, our feet are too small, we're too old, too young, too wide, and our pelvises are too narrow, too small, too untried, or unproven or the wrong shape, and our uteruses are too scarred, or pointing the wrong way, or we are too multiparous [we've had too many babies], too fertile, too infertile, too female, too small, too big, too fat, too emotional, too detached, too strong, too weak, too intelligent, too well designed to birth, not designed well enough, and our vaginas are too scarred, too unproven, not stretchy enough or too stretchy, and we're too inconvenient, too unpredictable, too demanding, too informed, too loud, too messy, and our bodies labor too long or not long enough, and our cervices don't dilate 1 cm an hour on command and because when you hire a surgeon you get surgery, and hospitals are for sick people. And so for these and many other reasons, we are part of the homebirth movement."

--From a blog at http://joyousbirth.info.

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