Thums up to anyone who inadvertantly causes a surge in
us doing something better for our children.(and ourselves)
I.like other prospective homebirth mums to be, went to DrAmy's site
for objective material, and ended up being called 'ignorant' (???)
and that I must get my facts right,etc etc. Constantly being
bombarded one recent evening (its all there on her site) by
pro-medic people who wanted to diss anyone with homebirth as a
It was the subject of why I know 'what happens to a mother
during pregnancy,labour and birth can have a direct effect on the
psychology of baby and mother and may cause complications'
that got me upset and finally stopped posting replies (for the
benefit of baby and me).
The ones that replied to me, stated catagorically that what
happens to the mothers mind during pregnancy,up to birth,is of no
consequence, at all. they completely dismiss that mind and body are
related,linked,work hand in hand. I even tried my best to stay
calm,focused and re-educate them (how arrogant of me huh?) by
explaining in simple terms, how, if a mother becomes
stressed,paranoid,scared, it can have such implications,they
manifest physically. They really didn't get it and started mocking
me with 'so you just think happy thoughts and you won't get
shoulder distocia, or deviated placenta etc.
They really hadn't got a clue and were so fixed on vague studies
that haven't been monitored exactly. I've read many studies and
varying results,depending upon what appropriate questions are asked
and how or IF they are answered CORRECTLY; they become confusing
and cause us to aks, but did they take A,B or C into consideration
or IS IT UP TO DATE, or are the dates relevant? List is
Until we get studies that are monitored so carefully, the
results may as well be plucked out of a hat (homebirth OR hospital
birth (I have to be fair!) But there is one thing for sure - it IS
proven that when we have a natural birth, without medical
intervention and the mother in the best possible setting,without
stress and without signs of complications,the baby and mother
recieve greater benefits physically AND psychologically. Hospitals
are beneficial, only if some problem is likely to occur, and of
course the use of the medical equipment is validated.
Stay positive,focused and keep a sense of humour! Tracy
*"Your going to get HUGE!!!"
*(Ina May Gaskin quote)