To all the mommies and future mommies in the world
As I’ve come deeper and deeper into holistic health and what it means and means for me, I knew the right answer was not to have drugs or surgery when I have a baby, but man is that scary to think about.
I read an article on natural births using midwives and dulas. The experience they describe is completely opposite of what I see on TV. These women are calm and confident through the birth of their baby.
It really is Beautiful.
Think about it like this. The body is a perfect machine. You never need to ask it to breathe for you, to pump blood for you, to clean your liver, to make you eat, to think, to move your fingers. Your body is all powerful. It knows exactly what it needs all the time.
So why don’t we listen to it? Why don’t we let it do its job? Why do we use meds to speed up contractions? Why do we use epidurals? Why do 1/3 of women get c-sections? Why is that how we bring babies into this world? In a disease ridden hospital, with our body pumped full of all sorts of drugs? How does this make sense?
The body, if brought into labor naturally, will create oxycontin all by itself. You might find yourself wanting to argue that its safer this way or that if it wasn’t safe then we wouldn’t be doing it. BUT let me tell you, in all of the world where do you think we rank as far as maternity deaths go? In the top 10? Surely. NO. We rank 51st! 50 other countries, most of which still use dulas and midwives for a good portion of all births are better than us.
Thirty-three percent of births are by C-section. So that means 33% of women are not able to give birth, naturally? They’re bodies are not capable? I find that hard to believe, but something is certainly flawed. In fact, only 2% of births using midwives and dulas result in a c-section.
I’m not saying doctors aren’t needed or are bad, but I think we, us women, we can do this! This is what we were created for. This is what our body knows and wants to do. Embrace it. Consider your options. Because maybe, just maybe, there’s a better way. And maybe, “progress” isn’t the right answer for this. In fact, maybe we really can enjoy having babies.
As always be healthy, happy, and hot!
Ciao for now!