Fearless She Wrote
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Fearless She Wrote

We Lie Down On Our Backs in Childbirth For the Convenience of Men

Not because it’s the best position to give birth from

Image showing forceps from the Principles and Practice of Obstetric Medicine, by David Daniel Davis, 1836, Internet Book Archive via Wikimedia Commons

Television and movies tend to picture birth in a similar way. The mother’s waters break. She rushes to the hospital. There she lies down on her back in a hospital bed, in a brightly lit room, wearing a gown, surrounded by doctors and members of her family…

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Mari Sherret

Mari Sherret

Parenting, feminism, reproductive rights. Enjoys rain after hot weather. Getting better at being wrong.