07 Mar '12, 3pm

How birth was hijacked - The Ecologist

How birth was hijacked - The Ecologist

So you want kids, do you? At the Ecologist , we're not going to preach about the impending population bomb, and its devastating impact on scarce resources and the earth's changing climate. At least, not for now. No, we want to talk about the joys of having children. Becoming a parent is the beginning of the roller coaster ride of a lifetime. But when the thrill is gone, we're left with worry and white knuckles. Childbirth, one of life's most empowering experiences, has been hijacked. It's become institutionalised, taken over by technology, exiled from communities into hospitals and overhyped on TV dramas by scare-mongering pundits

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