Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Hello

LinkWell it's officially spring today. I'm amazed that the year has turned seasons already.
I haven't blogged in a few weeks, decided to take some time to explore the world of bloggers and I want to say that I am totally impressed by the wonderful, committed, and passionate women out there. I'm going to put together a blog list, but I'm still working on it.

I'd also like to thank Michelle at BirthCut for doing a fantastic job putting together a "Positive Cesarean" page. I now believe that even the most ardent home-birth activist should protect themselves by having a "last resort" cesarean birth plan. I've spent the last 11 months trying to sort out my head from an emergency cesarean and I'm sure had I spent a short time really considering how to best cope in that situation I'd be much better off.
You can find it at:

I'm going to focus my next few posts on reviewing articles that offer scientific evidence of how best to create cesarean births that achieve healthy psychological outcomes. Again, this is going into academic literature so I'll do my best but please forgive my mildly dyslexic (yes really) writing.

I'm off to tend to my garden, one of the things that has helped my healing has been connecting with the earth in a literal way. Nothing like digging in the dirt to let my inner earth mama out!


  1. If you are interested, the results of a 861 mother post cesarean feelings survey is up on Momotics... and

  2. Nice to have you back. I frequently take blogging vacations... as a matter of fact, I haven't posted on either of my blogs in a few weeks. I find I am of the mindset that needs to pull myself away from the virtual world every now and then, and actually do something that involves face to face interaction. Maybe reconnect with nature. Gardening sounds great! :)

    I am so glad you find the new cesarean page helpful. I hope that it helps families facing cesarean births everywhere.

    I look forward to reading your upcoming blog posts!

  3. P.S I added your blog to my links page.

  4. I'm starting to understand blog comments. The idea is to respond when people leave notes.
    Sorry I'm still a bit of a newby here.
    Thank-you Michele for your comments and for including me on your blog links, it is so great to have your support!
    Danielle, your survey is such an important thing. There is so little research about women's perspective of the cesarean experience.
    Thank-you for your commitment to bringing out women voices.