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?


About these ads

Leave a Comment

Filed under parenting

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s