"Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware...To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory. She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon."

Grantly Dick-Read

Thursday, April 1, 2010

the cascade of interventions

here's a clip from the documentary, "The Business of Being Born."

it does a great job showing how one intervention can lead to another, which may lead to an undesirable outcome - most importantly, the undesirable outcome of having your baby in distress.

another great place to learn about interventions in childbirth is on the blog "pushed birth." go here to start reading.

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