Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours

As people are heading out of town to see loved ones for the holiday, let me take a moment to put my Blog in perspective.

I am thankful to live in the greatest country in the world. We can argue ways of improving birth, ways to improve paying for it, ways to give women more options and who is the best care provider.

A mother of a 25 week preemie is thankful that we have the technology to give her baby a chance.

A woman with severe PPH is thankful that in this country that there is no shortage of anti-hemorrhage drugs or safe blood for transfusion

We don't worry about sterile instruments and clean gloves.

No hospital threatens to keep the baby if the bill is not paid (not true in some parts of the world)

Our doctors and nurses are well-trained, even though we can argue about birth interventions.

The illegal immigrant is so thankful that her newborn baby is automatically a citizen of these United States.

Enjoy the holiday! Enjoy the food, the warmth, the family and the traditions. On Monday, I will again be exposing, prodding and picking apart our birth care system. For this weekend, "Be Thankful." Many people do not have the blessings and abundance that we have, even in these bad times.


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