week, I think I felt a little differently about this.
It's not that I have changed my mind and think that
laws are going to ensure the safety of midwifery and
no doctor in this county who would have "let"
me have this baby (except those who no longer offer
ob services). Not that size baby. Not at your age. Not
as a VBAC.
I birthed him. And it was beautiful. Incredible. With
no stitches. All fifteen inches of his head surrounded
by his sac. With no IV's. Late that night I held out
my arms and miracle of miracles I didn't look like I
had been in a car wreck. No bruises.
our gorgeous, round headed, ('scuse me for bragging)
little boy! No one taking him away to check this or
that. No one poking him with needles. No one freaking
out because of his size. No one telling me to give him
glucose water or formula or anything else. Just Dad
& Dominic & me. And occassionally his big brother
waking up to pop in and say "That is a cool baby,
my mind, it doesn't matter what candidate is committed
to what issue because ultimately they are committed
to getting elected. If the physician's lobby began to
support Riley (about whom I know very little because
gubenatorial candidates pay very little attention to
the less populous counties and until lately I have had
far too many other things to worry about what he does
- as long as someone is running against Seigelman...)
would he still support freedom in birth choices?
have no idea how autonomous CPM's are. I am new to this
whole thing in practice (in theory my heart has been
here a long time). If midwives cannot decide themselves
who their clients will be then the legislation is too
if this is the route taken, please, remember those of
us who will slip through the cracks. Where will I go
if it is illegal for a midwife to attend me? And while
I am only one small voice, and my son is only one small
baby, we are not the only *case* like this.
- Name withheld