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The Elective C-Section that Saved My Soul

The Elective C-Section that Saved My Soul

Commented Feb 13, 2013 at 12:49:32 in Parents

“This is a bizarre essay. I don't care that the author wanted an elective c-section - lots of people do, but what does that have to do with being scared of pregnancy or scared of giving birth? Or for that matter, what does it have to do with the whole first half of her piece? I was waiting to hear that she demanded a c-section at 27 weeks and whoa - that would have been a story: "I was afraid my body would not cooperate and I wanted her born now!" But the miscarriages, infertility, bleeding, bedrest - it all leads to nothing? A c-section at which the reader is left to assume was full-term... as if that's some weird thing that people don't do? Odd...”

hp blogger Katie Hurley on Feb 13, 2013 at 19:56:29

“The infertility, bleeding, and bedrest all contributed to this difficult decision. That's all!”
What Two Pediatricians Say NOT to Worry About

What Two Pediatricians Say NOT to Worry About

Commented Oct 13, 2012 at 12:58:47 in Parents

“Being a preemie or a small baby is no reason to skip out or delay vaccines, if anything, it's more of a reason to get them on schedule. Many preemies have chronic health problems that could be deadly if they caught a vaccine preventable disease - even the flu. I already know of two families whose preemies have been in the PICU recently due to everyday colds. And people who hold out on or delay vaccines are not just putting their own children is harms way, they put everyone in harms way.”