Monday, June 09, 2008

Food for thought : Women speak about their births....

This 5-minute video is a collage of quotes from women about how they felt having vaginal versus cesarean births. It was created by a Master's student in the College of Nursing at Seattle University.

Today 1 in 3 American births are cesarean - contrary to popular misbelief, this has increased risk to mom and to baby. It has also increased the costs in a medical/insurance system that is caving under itself.

While no one can argue that a surgical birth can be life-saving in true emergencies, women who are tempted to believe they are better than physiological birth have been misguided and need much more education.