Good Day! - posted on 07/03/2010 ( 32 moms have responded )
There is so much I could say about this article. I'll just post and see what you all think before I give my opinions. If you don't have a lot of time, the last page sums up the article nicely.
"A holistically minded movement says women should—and that doctors are going about it all wrong. An expectant mom reexamines which side she's on.
That I am pregnant again is an act of either incredible optimism or mind-blowing amnesia. As the sonogram technician squirts jelly over my abdomen for my 20-week checkup, I think it's the latter. Watching this baby, who the tech tells me is a boy, I am not caught up in visions of his future; I'm caught up in visions of mine. All of a sudden, I know with a certainty I haven't allowed myself to confront before: Somehow, I am going to have to deliver this baby.
Obviously, you say. But my first birth was traumatic, and although my son and I emerged fine, I lost a year seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and all the depression, fear and anger it brings. I imitated mothers who seemed normal to me, cooing and tickling my son. In truth, I was a zombie, obsessing about how I had ever let what happened happen."
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