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Childbirth is a life changing event which can be both exhilarating and draining, the greatest experience of one’s life or the worst. Childbirth carries tremendous dogma, old wives tales, traditions, and controversy. Adults have their own rhyme and reason for birth choices. Doctors and midwives make choices for convenience, scheduling, to avoid lawsuits or for [...]
Apparently medical doctors need a study to prove that they are hurting a newborn baby when they jab it with a sharp metal instrument. The new study found that babies may find the heel prick far more painful than doctors realize. Researchers studied brain scans and facial reactions even though the baby may not have [...]
The rocket scientists at the American Academy of Pediatrics not only recommend against routine circumcision but also recommend the use of pain relievers if you are going to mutilate your son’s genitals. That’s mighty generous of them. People…..how is it legal that anyone, anywhere is allowed to perform surgery on another human being without pain [...]
Of all the choices that parents can make surrounding birthing options, none is more permanent or devastating than routine infant circumcision which is usually done for cultural, cosmetic or religious reasons. It is permanent, mutilates your helpless little boy, is a human rights violation, is not the parent’s choice (unless you think it is a [...]
Generally speaking, when homebirth is covered in the media, it is usually with a condescending attitude or outright horror at the “risks” that women take for a homebirth. As many of us now know, that is nonsense and it appears that the trend of homebirth for well screened, low risk women is on the rise. [...]
Would you cut off your daughter’s breasts at birth so she doesn’t get breast cancer? Would you cut off your baby’s ears so they don’t become infected? It is illogical and absurd to think of amputating any working, healthy part of your trusting, helpless infant. Why are most Americans aghast at female genital mutilations happening [...]
I didn’t post this subject to raise an open debate on pros or cons about this very ancient practice. Shall our boys go through this pain for their benefit? Circumcision is a completely elective surgery, meaning that it is not necessary. And for this reason I would prefer to leave my newborn boy uncircumcised. Let [...]