Is the alternative my child dying?

Being who I am (not understanding the point of judging other people), the whole “mommy wars” debate generally annoys me. You do what you do, if you believe it’s best for your child. Of course I have opinions on these things, but I don’t feel like there is any need for me “share” (aggressively push) those opinions onto other parents. I have a simple rule that you can use to make these decisions easier for you – Ask yourself, is the alternative my child dying?

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You want a “natural” birth? You think having a c-section makes a woman less of a mother? I have an opinion on your opinion for sure, but I will shrug and walk away. If you are lucky enough to have no complications, I wish you a quick and painless natural birth. Before deciding on having a natural birth, did you ask yourself, is the alternative my child dying? If the answer is yes, or even a percentage chance of yes, my shrug may turn into a b**chslap – you are being an idiot – get your child into this world in the safest way you can – that is your job as a mother.

Is the alternative my child dying?

And to those other parents (and -ick- non-parents) with an opinion on how another woman’s child comes into this world – unless you are THAT WOMAN’S doctor and have 100% knowledge that the decision she makes will lead to her child dying – seriously, WTAF is wrong with you?! STFU!

What brings this rather unlike-me ragey rant on? Here’s a heads up – it’s got nothing to do with childbirth, but that question – Ask yourself, is the alternative my child dying – plays a huge role in what did

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3 Comments
  1. This is an important reminder life as a mother is difficult enough everyday we make decisions that’s could affect our kids life forever. Asking this one fundamental questions changes everything. Love this Mandy

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