Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Not To Stir The Pot

Although I'm about to post some CRAZY hot topics, I promise, I am not trying to drum up drama! 

Today's news featured two articles that were of interest to me (notice how non-judgey that is?).

Here's the first:

And here's the second:

Regarding the first- I am curious about your reactions to this ad?  I look at it and think that if it helps reduce the occurrence of SIDS in any way, I am okay with it, regardless of its shock value.  And this comes from a mom who swore she would never co-sleep (because I want my bed to belong to me and J, and not the tiny humans) and then ended up with a baby in her bed.  If you remember correctly, little man slept best cuddled next to me in my bed, and so there he remained for the first three weeks of his life.  I then wept as I moved him into his own crib in his own room.  And he loved it there.  He continues to sleep safely and soundly on his own, however, I have no regrets about starting him off in our bed.  It was either everyone slept in our bed, or no one slept anywhere.  A no-brainer when you read it like that, eh? 

And regarding the second- Do you feel that it's your body, your baby, and your right to schedule an elective c-section when you're ready to be "done" with pregnancy?  I've gotta say, I felt r.e.a.d.y. at 36 weeks.  And I can't say with certainty that I wouldn't have jumped at the chance to deliver my wee one a little early.  But to choose a c-section for no valid medical reason- and before 39 weeks at that- seems a little selfish to me.  (Okay, apparently I am a little judgey about this one.  I'm glad to see this choice being taken away.)

Anyone care to weigh in? 


1 comment:

  1. The scheduled c-section thing bothers me. I heard on the news that 5 woman elected to have a c-section on 11-11-11. Cheaters!!! Granted I have no children so I have no clue what it feels like to be pregnant, I just don't think it's such a good idea because things are happening each week in the womb up until the birth. God's got a plan for that kiddo and I think He should be the one to decide when its time to meet everyone.



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