Kathleen the issue here is that, under the government’s current plans, by mid next year it will be illegal for a midwife to attend a birth at home. Which completely denies choice?
I do realise that the issue is choice.
I have two children. I had them both in hospital without intervention at all including pain relief of any type or description and that includes the funny gas. Admittedly I did not prepare for what was going to happen (childbirth) at all. My choice and as I said previously, I do believe in choice.
As I also said, I don't believe we have a choice in anything these days and to think otherwise is to purport the myth that we do. Maybe I should have said – these days we only have a choice when it comes to ourselves and not when it comes to the collective because when it comes to us collectively we are dictated to by a series of governments, whom incidentally we chose to put in power knowing full well what would happen, broken promises, back flips, childish self serving behaviours and not much else.
I also have to wonder, if people are so concerned about this issue, then why isn’t there more noise about it? Why isn’t it being reported more? Why are the very women who want to be given a choice, who want home births under supervision of midwives, even midwives themselves, why are they not being very vocal about this and visibly out there in the streets, in the news saying they want a choice?
If this is what people really want, then they should be out there making a HUGE noise about it all.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon