what I’ve been reading: c-sections are beautiful too

"Whatever method of delivery that keeps mom and baby healthy, and safe, is a good delivery!" she said, adding, "C-sections are beautiful too. It is still a family, meeting their baby, it’s a miracle." Photographer Shows 'C-Sections Are Beautiful' By Documenting Her Friend's Delivery via the HuffingtonPost  (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/04/c-section-photos_n_6084522.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents\) This is a really amazing look at … Continue reading what I’ve been reading: c-sections are beautiful too

Final Generation 2

I was inspired by the comments on the previous post to share a little more about my background. Everyone says they were "encouraged to explore and question," my father (selectively) encouraged my exploring and questioning. I did a lot of exploring and questioning, which is of the lovely, and often problematic, things about Christian Science: … Continue reading Final Generation 2

In Praise of Christian Science Practioners

I recently re-blogged MKHuggin's piece A Warning About Christian Science Practitioners which I felt articulated many of the problems with the CS approach to physical healing. I agree that if physical healing is not happening then people should go seek whatever medical/alternative means they feel are necessary without judgement. I feel radically relying on prayer … Continue reading In Praise of Christian Science Practioners

striking a balance

I wrote this some time ago and there never seemed to be an appropriate time to share. I found there is/was an unhealthy focus and emphasis on "natural" childbirth within the CS movement. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with "natural" but "natural" is not inherently safer, nor should people be judged by the choices … Continue reading striking a balance

Where to Start

I remember the day I started to lose faith in Christian Science. It was a Sunday in January. After a week of bed rest, sincere prayer and study my midwife informed me my blood pressure was high enough we needed to go to the emergency room, now. Tearful and totally freaked out, I called my … Continue reading Where to Start