Monday, March 25, 2013

"Let nature take its course."

Thank God! “Let nature take its course.” Amen. Although this is HUGE for ACOG and I thank them for making this statement, two things bother me. 1) There’s something uncomfortable about having an older, white male who hasn’t had a baby or breastfed hold the most political power over women’s reproductive health. 2) I really didn’t like what he said about women requesting cesareans as part of the problem. There was a study about this rumor done recently and although we’ve all heard it, it’s like a super, super small number of women. So small it isn’t worth mentioning at all. Strange to see it in this high profile statement.

Read statement here:
http://acogpresident.org/2013/03/22/with-delivery-times-defer-to-mother-nature/

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