As childbirth educators and doulas, we would mostly like to believe that "letting things be" is always going to be the best way, but that is just not true in all cases. However, even if you look at the CDC statistics about the increase in Cesarean section rates over the past 10 years and we are to believe that it is "necessary" for 25% of our population to "need" a surgical birth, that still leaves 75% who do not and who should, logically, be carrying healthy pregnancies and not be in "need" of VE, right? But then of course, we all know that "need" and "want" are two entirely different subjects, don't we?
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Laura Dana, LCCE, CD(DONA, CAPD is a Lamaze educator and labor doula specializing in high risk pregnancy and multiple birth. She and her doula partner, Maggie McCarthy, own a company called Birth Options: Education and Doula Services in Orlando, Florida.
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