Monday, May 7, 2012

If birth is a marathon, not everyone wants to run

Last week, I came across this article: Midwife uses marathon running principles to coach women through childbirth, and the birth-marathon comparison is something I've discussed in the past to demonstrate that while marathons can be an amazing experience for people who want to take on that challenge, it's perfectly understandable to us as a society that others would rather opt out of the challenge - and not spend a single day of their lives feeling as though they've missed out on anything.

Similarly, most women who choose to have a cesarean simply never have any desire to experience natural birth and shouldn't be criticized for this.

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