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April 13, 2014

Cesarean Awareness Month Day 13

So what causes one woman to come forward, to educate herself, to change?

What quality makes her look for a provider that won’t do cesareans, looks for natural birth, looks for drug-free, look for VBAC?

What is that undefined quality that makes one person want more and another ask no questions.

There is so much more to the equation than race, education, monetary status.

I know women who have chosen unassisted, midwives, CNMs, obstetricians, elective cesareans, VBAC, or fought like hell to not be induced, have epidurals or pitocin and other women who welcomed them. I know women who are ignorant, educated, black, Latino, Hispanic, white, rich, poor, WIC, food stamps, teenagers, twenty year olds, thirties, IVF and surrogate and the good old fashioned way, just true diversity of it all the types of women that are “studied” and I don’t presume to speak for any of them or make assumptions on what made them create their reality.

What I want to know is what makes that SHIFT because that SHIFT needs to happen.

We need to change gears and we need to realize that our health and the health of our babies depends on that research, information, education, adaptation, understanding.

What shifted for you?

‪#‎cesareanawarenessmonth‬ Day 13

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