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Monday, July 13, 2009

Nursing Birth

I just wanted to highlight a new link I have under other links. While I have intentionally tried to steer away from discussing the medicalization of birth, this is a great blog that discusses that if anyone is interested. My main purpose for writing is to bring meaning to birth and motherhood, but I do feel that there are other important points to be discussed. Nursing Birth is written by an L&D nurse and I have found that many of her experiences have mirrored my own. Thus the inclusion. If any of my readers want to steer away from the controversies of birth, then this link is not one I would look at. If on the other hand you are curious, take a look. It has great research and is well thought out.


Olivia* said...

where is the link located that you are talking about. I would love to check it out. Thanks. :)

Rachel said...

It's on the right side of the screen under Other Links. Its right at the top of that. If you have any questions let me know. I really feel like this blog shows a fair assessment of our maternity system.

Nursing.Birth said...

Thanks so much for the link Rachel! I didn't know you were a NICU nurse! Rock on sister!


Rachel said...

I'm actually doing L&D now:), but I did do NICU also..I should update my profile:)

Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.