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Time Magazine "The Troube with Repeat C-Sections"

Last post 02-20-2009 5:34 PM by mybodymyself. 2 replies.
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  • 02-19-2009 3:18 PM

    Time Magazine "The Troube with Repeat C-Sections"

    Please move if this isn't the right selection of here to be under.

    Got the permalink from while surfin the net.

    Heres my response and haven't read the article myself.  Don't intend to neither.

    Thanx for sharin this with us.  I'm with all of you on this for sure.  Wish there was some middle ground.  Mean with home birth, free standing birth, and etc then currently what we have.

  • 02-19-2009 6:54 PM In reply to

    Re: Time Magazine "The Troube with Repeat C-Sections"

    Thanks for posting the link, Jessica.  The women at ICAN are very happy about this article coming out.  Here's what I received today from the wonderful Gretchen Humphries.  Please, let's all go to the story and bump up the viewings, make comments, and write out experiences.  Thanks, Gloria

     

    I am thrilled to announce that ICAN has been part of a major news
    story in Time Magazine. The link to the online story is here:
    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1880665-1,00.html and
    the story will appear on the newsstands tomorrow. This is simply one
    of the hugest things ICAN has ever had happen and dozens of people
    gave sacrificially to make this happen. But it isn't over...

    Here's what YOU can do to help us make the MOST of this exposure.

    Go to the link and if you are going to forward it on to every single
    person you have an email address for (I hope :-) then do it FROM the
    TIME website -- this will rank this story higher, giving it greater
    exposure. Wouldn't it be great if this story got listed as one of the
    "top read stories"?

    Make comments. Be smart -- tell your story or make your comment but
    we all know how crazy some people appear in these comments -- so even
    if the "but you should always listen to your doctor" comments make you
    see red or you just want to smack that "I loved my c/s"
    poster...don't. Even if they call you horrid names and accuse you of
    loving an experience over your baby, be polite. Even if you see
    "healthy baby" over and over and over...send them to my essay if you
    need to (http://www.birthtruth.org/grateful.htm) but be nice. There
    is such a bias against us already, we do not want to look like that
    picture of the crazy granola mom who is self absorbed with her birth
    experience. DO mention ICAN, put the link to our website in your
    comments (we hope that this will help drive up our website ranking in
    various search engines)

    Now, we were told this wouldn't be out until later tonight...so we
    don't quite have our stuff up on the website yet but we are working on
    it!

    And, if people want to monitor the Time story, to make sure that as
    comments cycle through, the comments on the front page (cause no one
    looks past the front page) don't consist entirely of "I loved my c/s",
    that would be fantastic.

    Gretchen Humphries
    Advocacy Director, ICAN

     

    http://www.glorialemay.com/blog
  • 02-20-2009 5:34 PM In reply to

    Re: Time Magazine "The Troube with Repeat C-Sections"

    GloriaLemay:

    Thanks for posting the link, Jessica.  The women at ICAN are very happy about this article coming out.  Here's what I received today from the wonderful Gretchen Humphries.  Please, let's all go to the story and bump up the viewings, make comments, and write out experiences.  Thanks, Gloria

    Gloria,

    Your welcome and have been doin my part for this.

     

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