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More Than a Traumatic Birth

Posted by Sandra on November 19, 2008

Ladies, you HAVE to take charge of your own care.  This should not be tolerated.  Birth rape, like genital mutilation during childbirth (completely unnecessary episiotomies) should never happen.  Stay home if you can, get a midwife, get a low-inervention doctor.  Get someone who CARES. 

YOU are in charge of your birth, not the guy with a piece of paper on the wall.  Believe it or not, he may not know what’s best for you.

Like rape victims, women who are victimized during birth are made to feel responsible for the act itself. They are told that it has to be this way, or that their baby will die if it isn’t done this way. Sometimes, they aren’t even given the opportunity to say no, as they are (like Pam) held down against their will. Later, they are told that they were bad, and it had to be done. Coercion is a tactic that many assailants use.


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