Sunday, April 20, 2008
Drowning in a Think Tank
I was thinking about Monkey Mama's response to the Birth Abuse post. I also perused her blog, which I recommend http://babymonkeymomma.blogspot.com/. In thinking about this for weeks now, I've bruised my brain trying to come up with a way to communicate with first timers. I think I may have come up with something. Instead of scary cautionary tales- why not give them a new standard to shoot for? Instead of a list of dos and don'ts, how about a list goals to aim for achieving? (I didn't promise this was Nobel Prize level thinking) Why not encourage women with a new paradigm of birth and then send them out into the world with an objective list that care providers and hospitals and birth centers need to measure up to? I've contacted a friend who is a banker, to get guidance on setting up a non-prof. I'd be happy to hear from others.