When I first had a baby I was desperate for someone to give me the 101 on the hot-button parenting issues. I felt in over my head. I had no idea who to believe. I couldn’t shake the vitriol and emotion away from the core issues. I wanted a sense of what people were *really* fighting over when comments would rage about natural birth or formula.
Now that I’m a hardened mother and birth and parenting educator of some several/many years I have a much better visual on the what’s at stake. These battles can get totally out of hand and sometimes ludicrous but the issues are important. We’re dealing with women’s bodies, health, autonomy, feminism… the words “mommy wars” belittle.
So in the spirit of helping newer parents, I’ve taken the top pregnancy and birth flame war freak-out topics and boiled them down to a few simple sentences and discussion points. I always welcome debate but sometimes a girl just needs some unbiased info, yo. Here’s a shot.
- 10 Ways to Ensure You Get the Birth You Want
- Lay Off Bloomberg’s Latch On Campaign
- A Plea for Lactation Consultant Diversity