So the WSJ has encouraged us to realize that they no longer hire true reporters either, but simply biased ones who want to slam childbirth educators. I love how she winks subtly at the slam of her educator who obviously thought that those who use drugs are selfish, then fails to realize that in the next sentence she reveals that she had to force herself into a one hour class because that's all she had time to give for her birth plans and enjoyed the relaxation of the event and the focus like it was a sudden awareness that this might be something she wants to give thought to or relax with.
I wonder how much time she spent buying a stroller? a bed? her car?
The point being missed is rather obvious: Childbirth classes are becoming unnecessary because women ARE more selfish about their births, less worried about the eventual consequences, more trusting of care providers who have done nothing to earn their trust, more accepting of the abuses in a hospital birth because they are told it's protocol and the hospitals have completely co-opted the birthing process, up to and including controlling the information given out by their childbirth educators.
Another "fox guarding the henhouse" moment brought to you by this blog.