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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I am, I love, I leave...

I body was “beautifully and wonderfully made”
I believe...birth is safe
I fought....postpartum depression
I am trigger happy OBs and vbac bans
I love....each of my children
I need....someone to cry with
I heart all the birth stories I’ve been privileged to hear
I hear....mothers who are demanding change
I drink...a toast to the glory of birth
I hate.....the phrase “you should be grateful
I blog to rage against the birth machine
I want......the midwifery model to be the standard of care in the United States
I like......Ron Paul
I I’m not being heard
I wear.....a long, thin, purple scar on my lower abdomen
I left....the woman I was on a cold steel table 3 years ago
I two pregnant sisters avoid the knife
I dream.... of a day when birth is honored and respected
I drive....a minivan with an “ICAN VBAC” bumper sticker on it
I think.....therefore I push
I wish.... women knew how much they were being abused by modern maternity “care”
I am....a young mother with a fading physical scar and an everlasting emotional scar
I regret.........I regret
I care...about mothers and babies
I said.... “an OB cut me so every year around this time I feel the need to spill my guts"
I wonder....if women will ever realize that they’re not broken
I cry...when a mother tells me she was cut
I lose....the ability to see straight whenever I read “my doctor won’t let me…”

I sisters and daughters with a legacy of trust in birth, informed choices, and



  1. Wow, that is beautiful! Did you write that?

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  2. Simply beautiful. I'm so glad I found your blog.