Monday, June 9, 2008
This was a good documentary. It opened my eyes to the realities of hospitals. It allowed me to understand home births. It made me cover my eyes during the c-sections and cringe when the ladies moaned. Everyone mom has done this. I asked Jan again to be my seahorse, because males carry the babies. He always says yes. I always know it'll never happen, but I ask anyways. Hospital procedures frustrate me. The lack of options and how for the most part you have to say ok to whatever the doctor thinks is 'best' even if it's not. They treat it like a system. In & out. Platocin speeds up contractions, the epidural slows them down, more platocin to speed it back up. Meanwhile the baby's blood pressure and heart is going crazy, so you need to get it out. Oh hey, let's do a c-section and tear through muscles. Uggh. Maybe someday we can try a home birth. At some point I'll have 9 months to research and prepare for this. Because I'm not yet ready.
Posted by julia at 9:52 AM