Thursday, February 04, 2010

Gisele and home birth

I can finally say that Gisele and I used the same home birth midwife, a wonderful woman who believes in what she does, believes in women "owning" their birth and the empowerment it can provide.

Choosing the same midwife is not all Gisele and I have in common. Our sons were born on the same date, Dec. 8 (two years apart), and... well, we both have handsome husbands.

But seriously, I am so eager to see what effect, if any, a Brazilian supermodel's choice to give birth at home can have on women's perceptions about it and whether the publicity can help reduce the soaring c-section rate in the US and Brazil (where it is close to 90 percent in some places).

One can hope.


Katharine said...

Yes, I am eager to see the ripple effect Gisele's choices might have on other women. I'm hoping it will also plant a seed in the minds of women and girls who are not yet planning pregnancy. Crossing my fingers!

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Cakewalk said...

I was so excited that you posted on my blog!! Thank you! Just had to tell you that I'm planning a VBAC with Baby #2 in July. You are a huge inspiration.

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