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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Purpose of this Blog

The reason I write this blog is probably obvious - but I want readers to know that I am not trying to judge, be cruel or heartless when it comes to the decisions they make about their maternity care. Merely, I am trying to help people who otherwise either feel helpless or don't think it's a big deal about the way they are treated by our maternity system.

I am using my own research and personal experiences in an effort to possibly help women, who are much like myself, to try and prevent them from having to jump through countless hoops in the first place. I feel like so much of what's wrong with our "broken maternity system" might be prevented if we were encouraged to make more informed choices about our care from the beginning. I know it's not important to some, but to those for whom it is, they need as much information and support as they can get. I hope to be  a source of encouragement to those who are seeking it.

If you're reading, I encourage you to leave feedback. I want to know what you think, good or bad. My greatest hope is that awareness can be raised about the rights of pregnant women, and they be allowed to make informed decisions about their care without fear of being harassed or belittled by care providers, or anyone else.


Into the Unknown . . . said...

Woah. You sound like the "maternity system" as you put it is like "the man" or something.

The Deranged Housewife said...

In some ways, it is. :)

Here's a link referring to it as a 'broken maternity system,' a book by Dr. Marsden Wagner.

If I have another child, I'm naming him after this guy. LMAO