I think he's clearly ignorant. He's really got no idea! Surely he wrote it for the sole purpose of being inflammatory, if not then he's a twit.
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30-10-2013 13:44 #41
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Haha oh wow.
I can see his point re complications & the nurses/medical professionals view.
But he loses a credibility (if he had any) by saying he 'knows what it's like.. Just do it naturally'
Just stuff a pinecone up his bum?
30-10-2013 13:50 #44Senior Member
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What is that they say about opinions being like ar$eholes?
Trev's entitled to his opinion but it carries no validity imo. Not because he's a man, because he's a kn0b!
I mean seriously what was his wife up to while he was delivering his two babies naturally? Sitting back watching Ellen, drinking tequila?
30-10-2013 13:56 #45
30-10-2013 14:07 #46
I definately think males are entitled to have an opinion- this decision affects them too but the right to have an opinion does not come with the right to be a jerk.
You also need to get appropriate facts right- the fact of the matter is a man, despite being there for 1 or 500 births, or the most empathetic male does not and biologically can not know what it is like to give birth. I don't even think a female knows what other females go through- labour is so different from one women to the next, to one baby to the next.
30-10-2013 14:32 #47
Firstly I do not understand what is 'unnatural' about birthing in water. And secondly I find it offensive that he thinks he knows what women go through because he delivered his own 2 babies... DUDE you did NOT deliver the babies, perhaps you caught them on the way out but their mother DELIVERED them! It would be like me saying to someone who loses the use of their legs after an accident that I know how it feels to becuasee I had an epidural once and couldn't get out of bed for a day... He can have an opinion but no it doesn't matter because he isn't a woman who may one day find herself birthing a baby outside of her comfort zone when made to get out of the water she may find comforting.
30-10-2013 14:33 #48
As a pp has said, I don't dismiss his opinion because he's a bloke, I dismiss it because he's got no frikkin idea what he's talking about. Nothing peeves me more when a WOMAN says "it's easy to give birth/breastfeed/etc because I did it and it happens like this ..." when it's one of those things that every case is different. When a BLOKE says something like that? Pffft, douche-bag.
This is a clear-cut example of an instance where not all opinions are equal.
Oh, and the reason water births are not allowed in hospitals is usually because a bunch of lawyers has made the recommendation.
ETA: What was that show a while ago where the male doctor was hooked up to a machine that simulated contractions. He didn't make it to the 'birth', it became too painful.
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30-10-2013 15:09 #49
30-10-2013 15:38 #50
Come in guys, clearly he has *some* idea since he just birthed a giant load of **** on the world.
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