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It's All In the Face: Childbirth

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  Want to know what I see in my face some 15 1/2 years ago... I see a new mom who hasn't had food or drink in over 48 hrs. A new mom who labored for 24 hrs, throwing up and dry heaving most of that time, confined to her bed by various wires. A new mom who had multiple reactions to labor meds which sent my heart rate skyrocketing, then plummeting, then skyrocketing, then to plummet again. I see a new mom who, after 4 hrs of pushing, was rushed off for an emergency cesarean section. I see tired. I see plum worn out. I see peace. And I see love. I see a new mom, who had really wanted to birth with a midwife but chickened out b/c it was outside of the "norm". And I see a mom who fell under the weight of the cascade of interventions of modern childbirth. I see a woman being built and chiseled and strengthened who would one day advocate for other women and encourage them to birth the way they want to. I see a woman who went on to advocate for herself and later delivered her 3rd baby on her terms - naturally - no meds - no hospital bed (until SHE was ready) - no surgery - enabled - strengthened - and surrounded by people who believed in her. Blessings to all the Birth Workers out there who are dedicated to encouraging women, healing old wounds, believing in...
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