I love the irony of how her article has resulted in a 35 page (so far anyhow) thread being created and lots of the old classic judgemental bubhub posts cropping up, feeling the need to justify themselves. The funny thing is BubHub opened my eyes to the competitive world of mothers long before articles like this. This thread reaffirms that That and people take everything so seriously and to heart. Not everything is a personal attack.
I used to be this way with my 1st child, I used pain relief in labour and I was induced and used pain relief, failed to BF, used disposables, used childcare, etc, etc. Then I realised why should I feel the need to justify to someone else, my child is happy and healthy, screw them. I get where she is coming from.
Reading her article I just find it laughable how damn serious people take everything, taking it as a judgement, as a personal attack upon you as an individual like she's pointing at you and saying "yeah this is about YOU birthzilla".
I try not to overthink everything birth and parenting related and if I do, I stop and give myself a virtual slap
The amount of links I see people post in forums and on facebook is overwhelming. Good thing I don't tend to read most of them It's all well and good to be educated (I'm familiar with google and will do it when I feel necessary), but common lighten up a little is what I say.
Other people's methods or parenting choices are just that. THEIRS. Who am I to think I'm better than someone else and ram my opinions down their throat?
I'm personally very thankful for the medical practioners who assisted me during my 2 pregnancies and labours (the first very intervention filled due to preclampsia so IMO it was necessary, the second pretty relaxed and only a little intervention here and there).
My kids wouldn't be here without them.