I included this particular photo because of the emotion it evoke in me. I am giving credit to Scott Silver, photographer of A Resource for Creative Diversity Creative | Marketing | Photography 631-645-2644 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.scottsilver.net who so graciously allowed me use.
Excellent blog post by The Well Rounded Mama addressing the issue of abdominal births aka cesarean delivery. The average of 1 in 3 woman having their baby by surgery is alarming. It is one of the reasons I am so passionate about being a doula. You would think that doctors who have gone to school to become obstetricians would know how to avoid cesarean's but sadly that isn't the case. Don't get me wrong - sometimes surgery is necessary to save a mom and her child. BUT because labor isn't progressing fast enough or doctors are "fiddling" with birth via inductions, epidurals and trying to second guess God's time for baby to be born isn't a reason for a cesarean.