Thursday, October 28, 2004

Clarification

I am not opposed to natural childbirth. Nor do I harbour any resentment to women who can make it through without the drugs.

I was also having a bad day, (am entitled I think). At home sick with really painful sore throat does not put you in the best mood. And truth be told, I am terrified of giving birth. I have really low tolerance for pain. And maybe I'm a little disappointed that I don't have what it takes to do it drug-free. So those comments irk me somewhat. I am proud of women everywhere, no matter what their choices are. I'm not judging the woman at all. I was merely commenting on the attitudes of men towards natural childbirth. That is all.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I understand. Sorry if I made you feel badly.

Anonymous said...

gimme drugs gimme drugs all the way.

i find the same attitude goes towards mothers who bottle as opposed to breat feed and hey it is a personal choice right?

dawn :)

Anonymous said...

I have the lowest pain tolerance EVER. I have never broken a bone, had to get stiches, or even had a cavity filled. (Knock on wood!) Needless to say, I *will* be taking advantage of the lovely drugs one is offered during childbirth. My mother is not too happy with that decision. I don't care. She keeps insisting that it's "not bad at all," but again, I DON'T CARE. It's my body and if I want to make things a little easier on me, then I don't see the problem with it. My whole theory is if you can take Tylenol to alleviate headache pain, why in the world can't you take an epidural to help with labor pain?!? It's a woman's own personal choice as to what she does or does not do with her body, and I resent anyone telling me that I'm a horrible, weak person for wanting drugs. Just my two cents.

Cookie

Anonymous said...

You are a strong woman...It was just strange seeing jealousy in your writing. New for me.

Anonymous said...

I just realized that I could post comments - Duh!!

Anyways Take it from me... GET THE DRUGS !!!!! I don't know why people feel so strongly about natural childbirth - I was in labour for 12 hours and waited and waited through unbearable contractions until I gave in at 3:30 in the morning - 15 minutes later I took a nap and wondered what the hell made me so stubborn to wait so long - I could have enjoyed the experience! If I didn't have a c-section with my second baby, I decided as soon as I felt a twinge of pain I was going to fake extreme pain and beg for the epidural.

But... to each her own I guess...I don't mean to scare you, it really is a small amount of time when you look at the whole scope of things
Take care!
from crafty

Anonymous said...

Why put yourself through pain when you don't have to? Yes, it is just a short amount of time so you should feel relieved that the drugs won't hurt the baby at all. Better to pre-empt anything you may not be able to handle! DRUGS! DRUGS! I'm going to take some right now! Oxycocet!

I think that I will choose OC over Sephora on that night. Sad, but true. Sephora will always be there. OC only premieres this season once.

sugar