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(io9)   Executive Director of maternity care non-profit: "Women don't have full, accurate and unbiased information about the benefits and harms of having an elective C-section." Hospitals:"$hut up"   (io9.com) divider line 4
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2013-03-02 05:49:32 PM  
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Well, I must say that after reading the article, I have no intention a EVER having a C-section.


/male
2013-03-02 05:56:58 PM  
2 votes:
American 'healthcare' problems. Meh.
2013-03-04 12:05:55 PM  
1 votes:

Fukuzawa: Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men:

In my wife's case they gave her the pitocin after 2 days or not giving her enough water, food, or sleep. After that, things you wouldn't normally have agreed to before sound like much better options.

/Never went back to that OB again, but the damage was done.
//At least he didn't have to work late on New Years.


Ok, then when she does have the emergency c-section after not being able to have it vaginally for too long, you'll be ok with the fact that they fed her and she died of aspiration when the food/drinks came up and went straight down into her lungs and drowned her on the operating table...  but for God's sake, feed the girl!
2013-03-03 08:12:24 PM  
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I'm actually going to have to make this decision within the year, and given that I was a C-section myself, knowing what the side effects were like for many friends and aunties who've done it the natural way, the surgical way and even the adoptive way...I have to say, who knows what they're doing better, a surgeon who yanks out more sprogs than I've had hot dinners, or some Farkette whose idea of physical exertion involves the Kinect?

I don't need this woo-woo 'natural' stuff or any of the doulas' waxing eloquent about a 'positive birth experience.' I'm in this to get a small, crying, puking, crapping and eventually talking critter I can eventually teach to read, take to Pixar movies and send fishing with her father, among other challenging and rewarding activities. I do not need a 'positive birth experience' to get that anymore than I need a 'positive experience' with pools of warm water and deep breathing and aromatherapy and bullshiat to renew my driver's license, close on a house or accept a promotion.

It's a life change, not a freakin' Sweet Sixteen, and these whack-a-doodle ladies who go on and on about how they want their birth experience to be perfect are insane. The kid is never going to remember it, the father probably just wants to see as little placenta as possible and provided I don't have to give birth in a cardboard box in the linen closet like Mittens, I'll be quite happy. If, in 2013, I have medical science as an option over backrubs and soft music, I am going with medical science. Medical science knows what it's doing 95% of the time and if it farks up, it can be sued. Let the wibbledy earth-mother hippies make a living decorating babies' rooms and writing really PC bedtime stories. If I find myself great with n00b, I want a pro to get it out of there.

We only want one kid, so the subsequent risk of uterine rupture without a C-section is not an issue, whereas the episiotomy and pelvic-floor risks are far less negotiable. If the doctor says C-section, I'll say "okay, what does other doctor say?" and if they both agree, then C-section it is. I'd rather take risks with my own healing-up than with the kid's health, and if I don't recover right away, well, that's what dads and overly-interested grandparents are for. If two different doctors say natural, then that's fine, too, and in the event of a disagreement, I'll either call up a third doctor or go with the one whose known me the longest, since 'Downton Abbey' made a good point on that. Consulting at least two experts is never a bad idea.

Listening to mindless and or derpy fear-mongering, however...let's just say that I don't think any good can come out of making already hormone-crazed ladies panic. It's like they want a bunch of gravid vigilantes to enforce a bloody cull of what used to be the Third Estate out of sheer pique.
 
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