Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Mommy Wars

My first born son was nearly nine pounds, and as I carried him out of my first post natal check up, the nurse noted his large size and asked, "Vaginal?" When I nodded yes, she gave a 'you go, girl' speech, leaving me thinking I had accomplished something significant in my method of giving birth.

Huh.

Let's review. We have, in column A, a method of birth Biblically assigned to women specifically as punishment. We have in column B, a method of birth named after a man whose close friends decided to stab him to death on the Senate floor.

Having now also given birth via C-section, I'd like to submit this observation: when it comes to childbirth, there is no easy exit. Believe me, I've tried to think of one. Having a third option which doesn't result in the tearing, slicing, or other owies to human flesh would be great, and the inventor of that?

That's the person who has something to brag about.

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