I appreciate the idea that we have to question our beliefs and challenge our assumptions. I, like many people wish that the best things for my children were also the easiest most attainable things. I longed for my sleep when breastfeeding, and I am still longing for it almost six months after weaning my 3rd and last child. I wish that the incredibly yummy frozen, microwaveable mac & cheese from Trader Joe’s was a well balanced meal. Then I wouldn’t have to feel guilty that in the absence of a school lunch program, this is what often finds its way into my kids lunch boxes. Continue reading
“Doctors Urge Patience, and Longer Labor to Reduce C-Section,” appeared on my Facebook feed last night. I read it and felt this bubbling up inside me of joy and hope. There it was in the mainstream media, a thing that midwives, doulas and childbirth educators have been saying forever. Labor takes time, pushing takes time and labor can be very long and still be normal.
After a recent discussion in a birth class I decided to gather some resources on this topic. Circumcision discussions tend to elicit a lot of strong feelings. When I was pregnant with my first son my husband and I thought that since he was circumcised, our son should be too. I regret not doing more research because when it was all said and done I think I would have felt better knowing my decision was based on evidence supporting the practice, not purely on aesthetics. Following is the current statement on infant circumcision: