Saturday, February 21, 2009

Good Reads of the Week

My favorite blog post this week, by far, was once again from Segullah. This time it was about large families and how they're viewed by the world at large (no pun intended). As always, I enjoyed the discussion in the comments every bit as much as the actual post and have come to two conclusions about family size:

1. We need to not judge each other based on family size. It is a personal decision and most everyone is doing their very best.
2. We need to trust ourselves and our own decisions about what our family should look like.
My favorite line of the post was this:
"I want to be right with God, not the New York Times."
Here's the link: You Selfish, Egotistical Racist!

The only other must read this week comes from Time magazine, The Trouble With Repeat Cesareans. Once again, I can't tell you how refreshing it is to have a main stream news source telling people what birth professionals have been saying for years: Women deserve better than this!

Another, related article by Pamela Paul in the Huffington Post is a very worthwhile read: Childbirth Without Choice.

Trust me, if you are of childbearing age, or know someone who is, or pay for insurance, or pay taxes, or care about the welfare of women and children (Have I included everyone yet?) you owe it to yourself to read these articles.

1 comment:

Lori Controversies in Childbirth said...

Yes, the Time article is a must-read. It's very informative and highlights the Catch 22’s of birth that will be highlighted and discussed at the Controversies in Childbirth Conference. Dr. Stuart Fischbein, who is a speaker at the Controversies in Childbirth Conference, was quoted in the article. He’ll be on a panel with other professionals to discuss c-sections. Here’s the speakers:

Dr. Fishbein MD FACOG, (Anti-Cesarean OB)
Marra S. Francis MD (Pro-Cesarean OB)
Pauline McDonagh Hull, Editor of electivecesarean.com
Pam Udy, President, ICAN