Tuesday, July 24, 2007

John the Baptist II

I've heard through the grapevine that physicians here in MO (with the backing of ACOG, of course) are suing to keep the new midwife law from going into affect in August. What a shocker. I'm not saying "I told you so" but I knew there would be trouble. I am very concerned to see how this all turns out. I'll keep the reader posted. (singular not plural because there's probably only one of you left- I'll try to write more frequently),

Yesterday, I overheard two moms talking, one pregnant, one with a newborn. They were talking about birth. I'm getting to the point that I can't stand to hear these conversations anymore. I don't want to hear women talking about their elective inductions or how wonderful their epidurals were. I just don't have the stomach for it anymore. Just call me John the Baptist, I'm merely a voice, crying in the wilderness.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't worry - some mamas want to go natural and low/no intervention. I am 6 days past my official due date, planning to decline any offers of induction, and I just had a conversation with a mom who birthed twins vaginally at 38 weeks with no meds. She said, "Don't get me wrong, it hurts, but it's totally doable."

Laborpayne said...

Thanks for your comments- hope is renewed. It's nice to know the things I write matter to someone.

kris said...

there are more than one of us out here. here's some more encouragemnet-my cousins wife just had their 1st, with midwife, all natural. she says the next one she wants to have at home:)

and i just talked to a could be client who wants a vbac...

Laborpayne said...

Kris,
thanks for keeping me from my melodramatic excesses

kris said...

hey-sometimes we need melodramatic excess;)

i'm thinking of linking some birth related blogs up at mine. are you interested? please see my profile and email me. i will put the addy up for a little while, thanx:)

Laborpayne said...

sure kris, no prob