I like to read what Catherine
dubs, "women's books." What can I say, I'm a woman and it's fun to annoy the heck out of people with the lady facts I learn. My current book: Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth And Modern Maternity Care.
I'm enjoying it so far. By enjoying I mean outraged by what I'm reading.
I've been learning all about the crazy C-section rates in this country, the crazy induction rates, the crazy episiotomy rates. It’s all quite sad to me.
The more I read, the more I’m thankful that I accidentally did all my laboring on my toilet, nowhere near any epidurals, Pitocin, fetal monitors, or IVs. The crazy thing is, when I was at my post-baby check-up and I told the doc how fast Theo came, she said: “Wow. Maybe you should plan to be induced next time.”
I had the fastest birth ever with no complications and a perfectly healthy baby. The doc’s reaction: We’ll stop that from happening next time. I have a better idea: How about I stay on my toilet as long as I want then push the baby out in the comfort of my own bathroom. Nate thinks I’m kidding.