Mother’s Day is approaching, and besides thoughts of The Trio, BB recalls the actual day she became a Madre for the first time. Birthing is no peace of bizcocho. It was a dia of surreal moments and surprises, but in the end worth every twist of events. It is a personal experience, y ultimately the choice is yours, pero BB just wants you to think about certain things, specifically the birth, before that day you become a mother, or before you give birth again.
“No one is saying that C-sections are never necessary, and no woman should feel guilty or somehow bad if they end up needing one,” says Elliott Main, M.D., the medical director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that works to improve outcomes for mothers and babies in that state. “But mothers shouldn’t be coerced, directly or indirectly, into having a cesarean either, and making C-section rates public can give women the information they need when choosing where to deliver their babies,” he says.”
So do your tarea Beautifuls; know your doctors percentage of Cesareans and of the hospital they're affiliated with. Here are some articles to give you a better understanding of the current situation.
Thankfully, even though my ob/gyn scared Babushka by saying “It’s gonna be a big one!”, when asked if a Cesarean should be performed he said, “No mija, alli cabe un camion.” ( No dear, you can fit a truck in there.) Loved my doctor, Crazy Cubano with a heart of gold, whose jokes weren’t always funny, but his demeanor was always darling. My first born was almost a 12 pounder, and BB was sure Dr. Tudela was there for all three births.
- If you'd like to share your birth story, https://stori.es/share/birth-delivery-stories
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And for those who are wondering, no, Babushka wasn't being Cubana. My Eldest missed 12 lbs by one ounce. Would BB have done anything differently about that day? JU SO FONII!!! It, and she, were perfect.