I'm at work this weekend, hoping to create change. Working to create change. Leaving my family for the priviledge of fighting for our rights. My daughter says "but you're the mommy" when I say I'm just going to work like daddy does all the time. I agree, I'm just the mommy.
But I have three daughters and they stand to lose so much. Their faith in themselves. Their health. Their future fertility. Their choices.
Giving birth in today's climate means that I have to pick one of them to have all of those risks thrown to the wind. And if things continue or they wind up with an obstetrician...their risks go to 1 in 2.
I'm the mommy and if you don't care enough to be doing something, I do. I'm the only one standing between my daughters and that future. Cesareans if necessary, fine, but otherwise, keep your non-evidence based defensive medicine away from my daughters or you will find yourself dealing with me. You may anyway.