Sunday, September 9, 2007

Refusing to Buy IN to the Myth.

Several times this weekend, the idea has been broached of not buying into the medical model with our language. When I listened to two presenters talk about reframing the conclusions of the studies, it reminded me that how we talk becomes an impacted belief.
It's not simply renormalizing birth (walking in labor is NOT an intervention, it's the NORM biologically for our species) it's also learning how to turn conversations away from defending natural or normal birth and towards proving the assumptions of non-evidence based care.

How do you prove that vaginal birth is normal? How many studies does it take to explain that what happens after an non-interfered (oh isn't this a wishful thought!) with birth is species normal?

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