Stop Bey Bashing and Focus on Helping Women Birth Something Beautiful™

WOW!!! So much is being said re: Beyonce’s birth. I didn’t even know she had given birth until I got to my computer this afternoon.  And folks have been goin HAM.  I guess I have been too busy dealing with the issues in MY life to know what was happening. But after a few tweets and FB postings I was FORCED  ;-) to read an article or two, or three LOL…

But seriously folks… every woman has a right to Birth Something Beautiful™ in the way she thinks is best for herself and her family.   I want a home birth. Some think that’s crazy. She had a c/section  and unless HIPPA laws have been broken that’s about all we really know. (UPDATE… apparently we know little to nothing… Sooo  she didnt have a c/section per this article… which is one of my points anyway)  So lay off… get a life…  and let’s focus on the mothers and babies that  NEED our attention; The ones that can’t afford to block off an entire hospital floor.  The babies too numerous to count that never reach their first birthdays. The mothers that remain virtually nameless in our larger society because so few of us really KNOW a woman who died from complications of childbirth.  Let’s lend our attention, our focus, our blogging, our voices  to the real issues around birth. Stop bashing Beyonce for the decision she made (especially since we don’t know the details of her experience) and let’s focus on  educating as many women as we can so that they will have the information THEY need to make wise choices for themselves and their births.  Now take a listen to Glory as father Jay-Z celebrate lyrically the birth of his daughter. 

While you are listening… think about the REAL issues and ask yourself what have YOU done TODAY to help make sure that the pregnant girl down the street or the pregnant woman in your office building has the information SHE needs to make informed decisions.   As Birth Advocates who are against the unnecessary medicalization of birth, our job is not to spew hate, make accusations, and judge. Rather we are here to help, to love, and to support women Birth Something Beautiful.  Let’s go make THAT happen! :-)

In Birth and Love
Nicole ~ Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @SistaMidwife

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5 responses to “Stop Bey Bashing and Focus on Helping Women Birth Something Beautiful™

  1. Yes yes yes!!! I linked this post to my latest post on the birth blog.
    We’ve got to do a better job at supporting each other, not tearing each other down. Focusing on real world problems.

    http://themahoganywaybirthcafe.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/how-you-can-have-the-goddess-treatment-aka-the-beyonce-treatment-too/

  2. Pingback: How you can have the ‘Goddess Treatment’ aka ‘The Beyonce Treatment’ too « The Mahogany Way Birth Cafe

  3. So true. love it.

  4. Thanks for reading Tameika. I was so taken aback by the comments I actually stopped writing my orginal post to write this one LOL

  5. Beautifully put Nicole! Thanks for sharing the facts and actual statements from the new parents and the hospital. So many just ran with gossip instead of looking for the facts, of which we may never fully know. But as you say…should we? Loved it! Thanks again.

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