The reason why birth trauma got mentioned even though it wasnt referred to in the story is because people want to avoid it.. and thats why they create birth plans and avoid intervention. Mia is mocking anyone who wants to birth without obstetricians and intervention.. people who want to avoid hospital and who dont beleive that a team of doctors is exactly what is needed to deliver a baby safely into the world. she made her feelings pretty clear.. isnt it nice she has a platform to do that?
Who is she to deem what is safe and best? what is ridiculous and competitive? Many of us cant even afford the luxury of a team of obs if we wanted it. I birthed through my local hospy midwifery clinic. Maybe I think its hilarious and extreme that healthy low risk women pay thousands of dollars for a doctor to catch their baby.. just in case something goes wrong.. when you actually receive much the same in a public hospital (I dont think its extreme and ridiculous but its an example)..
Why are Mia's fears and birth wishes acceptable and sane.. but its okay for her to take a stab at anyone different?
For the record, I understand that she was mostly referring to "extreme" birthing..no midwife present etc.. placenta birthing and delayed cord clamping bla di bla.. it still ****es me off. Who is she to say that these women arent considering their babies well being and safety.. I think 99% of women absolutely are... and its foolish to assume that every health proffessional has our best interests at heart. The "best practice" for birth varies right around the world. Not every single thing that is standard in Australia is best for everyone. Times change Mia. Fourty years ago it was considered normal for women to birth under twilight anasthetic.. no idea what was going on and wake up with a baby in their arms they didnt remember delivering..