i just wanted a healthy birth

Jessica Smock and I are at Brain, Child Magazine this week offering two different perspectives on what constitutes a ‘good’ birth. Is a good birth simply a healthy delivery or is it something more?

Jessica writes: ‘I wanted a birth of connection, of agency, of informed decision-making, and that’s what control meant for me.’

Lauren writes: ‘I didn’t particularly think any of it was in my control. My fears were grounded almost entirely in the health of the baby: the exit strategy was a means to an end…’

What do you think?

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One response to “i just wanted a healthy birth

  1. Richard Apfel

    I learn more and more about you from these columns. And, I am always impressed by your insights and judgment .

    Love,

    Dad

    Sent from my iPad

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