Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just a few

Just a few to start it out.



I'm not a Hippy, nor am I a Diva... who am I?

I know who I am but I think people get me confused with those in the physiatric ward. I'm tired of people telling me I'm crazy for having natural births or a homebirth. I've decided I'm going to start posting info that I find on here for reasons natural births are a passion of mine. I think what annoys me most is that people feel free to tell me how crazy I am and yet I have NEVER EVER made a comment towards anyone about their choice of birthing. To each their own, but it can be hurtful when people tell me their opinions about my choice and outcomes when they weren't even present. For the record, NEVER screamed during any of my 4 births, NEVER tore, NEVER asked for drugs, NEVER had anyone assist in my child entering the world the way they were meant too. How is that crazy???? Everyone of my children have been completely healthy, calm and perfect when they were born. Isn't that what we strive for? So why am I crazy for birthing a perfect child? All of which barely even cried when they were born (because of the calm way in which they entered this cold world). I'm not hear to preach (ok maybe slightly preach my reasons for going natural) or say this is the only way to birth a baby, or that someone is a wimp for using drugs during labor, I'm just tired of being told the way I birth is crazy. Seriously if one more person makes a comment I think I'm gonna punch them in the face!

Ok well I probably wouldn't.... ok I wouldn't at all! But the stereotyping is awful, I'm either a hippy or I'm ruining the world because I don't recycle. I've never been one to fit in and I'm still not one to fit in, whatever. I am who I am so stop judging me. I make choices that work for MY family. Just the way you make choices for your family.

So where did this all come about? It's been brewing for a long time! But just had to recently hear another comment, where I bit my tongue because if I had opened my mouth, I'm sure I would have been the one to come off as a crazy, hippy lunatic. So get used to my new posts about Breastfeeding, natural childbirth and all that holistic stuff. (and no I'm not a hippie, I wear make-up... GASP!)