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I was 28 when I finally found a doctor willing to permanently sterilize someone my age; 30 is the typical minimum cutoff, but some gynecologists balk even if the patient is 35 or older.

lmbo that gynecologists don't like sterilizing people younger than 35, presumably because it's irreversible (mostly?), yet doctors are willing to give teenagers and children sex change operations. :shrug:


At first I  :clint:    until I saw the author:





And I think, once again, the universe knows what it's doing. I would like to thank the gynecologist who sterilized this sadbrains landwhale. Thank you for your service to voluntary eugenics.   :nixon:


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Not that anyone gives a fuck, but it's weird to me when people surgically sterilize themselves. Can't you just use a condom? Can't you use the pill? Why do you need to pay tons of money and alter your body to not have children?

Plus if you change your mind you're fucked. (Not that I get why so many people are 100% against having children anyways, but what do I know)

also gross lady would not sleep with even for money there it is done

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Someone linked this one a long time ago and I've considered it the xojane-est headline since:

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However, I have not entirely ruled out the possibility that I might meet a man (my preferred gender, so far) who charms me with his wit, feminism, ability to cook a meal, lack of need for physical contact, and appreciation for each party in a couple maintaining their own private residence.

ah yes Prince Charming is really looking for a woman to bounce feminist tweets off of who's so socially awkward she needs a separate living space. ARM'S LENGTH, SHITLORD!!

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It should've been painfully obvious that I wasn't like other teenagers.

When my friends passed around erotic fanfiction of their own creation, I'd frown before I even finished the first paragraph.

...the tumblr generation: erotic fanfiction of your own creation is part of being a normal teenager  :coolmad:

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Spoiler: the seats were reserved but she wanted them.  Thus, lots of free - associative whining about how lack of liberalism, or too large an endowment, or blah blah blah means she wasn't treated like a princess who can do whatever she wants.  For centuries, women were not allowed to go to college, and civilization seemed to get along OK.  But nooooooooo, we had to fix a non problem because we know better than everyone ever, and here we are.  My only consolation is that when ISIS burns all the universities down and makes this dumb cow Mullah al-Pederasta's 900th wife, we won't have to read a fucking gay clickbait article about how she had to sit in the sluttish goat section.  Sharia law?  Sharia LOL!

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I didn’t go viral because my boob popped out unexpectedly while on stage, or because I failed miserably at a cinnamon challenge. No, I went viral standing up for something I believe in on a national platform. And even better, the video going viral didn’t just bring attention to us in it, it empowered those watching it!



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I'm at the center of the viral mansplaining video. No really. I'm literally the woman in the middle of the screen on the now virally famous debate on Fredricka Whitfield's Saturday morning show on CNN between myself and author and self affirmed "bad boy" Steve Santagari.





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I am the one with all the faces and all the side-eyes and all the eye rolls. Faces contorted into completely genuine reactions to my fellow guest’s emphatic defense of behavior that daily imposes upon the serenity and vulnerability of myself and women the world over.



Something tells me this negress might be a little narcissistic :umberto:


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However, I have not entirely ruled out the possibility that I might meet a man (my preferred gender, so far) who charms me with his wit, feminism, ability to cook a meal, lack of need for physical contact, and appreciation for each party in a couple maintaining their own private residence.

So her idea of a boyfriend is a "witty" butler?
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And I think, once again, the universe knows what it's doing. I would like to thank the gynecologist who sterilized this sadbrains landwhale. Thank you for your service to voluntary eugenics.   :nixon:

I shed a tear when I hear about good people voluntarily keeping themselves out of the gene pool. But with this cow, society has a net gain. We don't want your selfish, do fuck-all genes reproducing.


White folks was in the caves while we was building empires!

We built pyramids before Donald Trump even knew what architecture was…

We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it

A Serpico Amongst Mods [02|Feb 10:33 AM]:   (I always agree with BP :smug: )

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“There’s a chance I’m pregnant again. I’m going to go ahead and get an abortion, ok?”

I knew how my husband would feel about another pregnancy, and his reply was about as freaked out as I figured it would be.

“What?? How did that happen? Where are you gonna go for it?”

“It happened that one time we did that thing*. I’ll get back to you about where. Also: no putting your penis in me until you get a vasectomy.”

“Yes, ma’am.”


White folks was in the caves while we was building empires!

We built pyramids before Donald Trump even knew what architecture was…

We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it

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I was a single mom for 10 long years. During that decade I relied on welfare, housing assistance, and food stamps to help me support my daughter while I earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. 


I was an independent woman working to achieve my goals of self-sufficiency, a meaningful career, and to be the best mom possible. But underneath my professional ambition was an even stronger desire: to get married and become a stay at home mom. 

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decade I relied on welfare, housing assistance, and food stamps... I was an independent woman

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welfare... independent




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When I started working full time at a public preschool program [she has a masters in social work'], I was 31 years old. I’d been a single mom for eight years without ever living with a man, and only dating a few.



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I was the kind of single mom whose kid does not spend the weekend at Baby Daddy’s house. Baby Daddy was initially addicted to crack, and then meth. He was busy expanding his criminal history and making other babies not to take care of. His mother was dead and he’d never known his father, so there weren’t any grandparents to fill in where he didn’t.

Baby Daddy did not pay child support either. He preferred to work in the underground economy to avoid this obligation, something that he has successfully done for most of the 16 years of our daughter’s life. 





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He took me to the Outback Steakhouse. I had NEVER had a guy take me to a steakhouse before, ever.  He told me to order WHATEVER I WANTED. This, too, was a first!  And then, just when things were going to so great, he told me I could order a margarita. I sorta wanted to avoid alcohol, but, well this was pretty exciting: steak AND a margarita, why not?









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http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/brown-university-emma-watson?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=post

Spoiler: the seats were reserved but she wanted them.  Thus, lots of free - associative whining about how lack of liberalism, or too large an endowment, or blah blah blah means she wasn't treated like a princess who can do whatever she wants.  For centuries, women were not allowed to go to college, and civilization seemed to get along OK.  But nooooooooo, we had to fix a non problem because we know better than everyone ever, and here we are.  My only consolation is that when ISIS burns all the universities down and makes this dumb cow Mullah al-Pederasta's 900th wife, we won't have to read a fucking gay clickbait article about how she had to sit in the sluttish goat section.  Sharia law?  Sharia LOL!

using xojane writers are proof women shouldn't be allowed to go to college is like using SA goons as proof that men shouldn't be allowed to go to college

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http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/brown-university-emma-watson?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=post

Spoiler: the seats were reserved but she wanted them.  Thus, lots of free - associative whining about how lack of liberalism, or too large an endowment, or blah blah blah means she wasn't treated like a princess who can do whatever she wants.  For centuries, women were not allowed to go to college, and civilization seemed to get along OK.  But nooooooooo, we had to fix a non problem because we know better than everyone ever, and here we are.  My only consolation is that when ISIS burns all the universities down and makes this dumb cow Mullah al-Pederasta's 900th wife, we won't have to read a fucking gay clickbait article about how she had to sit in the sluttish goat section.  Sharia law?  Sharia LOL!

using xojane writers are proof women shouldn't be allowed to go to college is like using SA goons as proof that men shouldn't be allowed to go to college :parsons:

I like how ISIS conquering America is totally cool, though.

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http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/brown-university-emma-watson?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=post

Spoiler: the seats were reserved but she wanted them.  Thus, lots of free - associative whining about how lack of liberalism, or too large an endowment, or blah blah blah means she wasn't treated like a princess who can do whatever she wants.  For centuries, women were not allowed to go to college, and civilization seemed to get along OK.  But nooooooooo, we had to fix a non problem because we know better than everyone ever, and here we are.  My only consolation is that when ISIS burns all the universities down and makes this dumb cow Mullah al-Pederasta's 900th wife, we won't have to read a fucking gay clickbait article about how she had to sit in the sluttish goat section.  Sharia law?  Sharia LOL!

using xojane writers are proof women shouldn't be allowed to go to college is like using SA goons as proof that men shouldn't be allowed to go to college

lmbo at you if you honestly think women should be allowed to vote.

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A domain name like "xojane" is ideal for porn, if you guys wanna pool some cash...
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xoJane is up for sale: http://digiday.com/publishers/say-media-retreat/

A domain name like "xojane" is ideal for porn, if you guys wanna pool some cash...

Make it a porn site themed around sticking cocks in angry feminists mouths, and each scene ends with the feminist serving her boyfriend breakfast in bed or doing household chores.

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During my lotus birth, a lovely six-day period of bonding and closeness was established with my baby, and we washed and wrapped the placenta everyday to keep it clean and placed it in a waterproof pouch. As the placenta did not release until five hours after the birth, this provided for a special bonding period in a close embrace, without separation. During this vital period of bonding between us, I felt strongly that it was important that no one else take the baby away. Having the placenta still attached to the cord helped to ensure this.

Shortly after the birth, the cord dried quickly into the texture of an electric cable. During the nights we slept with the baby on the bed and the placenta was placed next to the bed. Transporting the placenta with baby around the house was made convenient by using a stretchy wrap, which had a pocket in the front to hold the placenta.

After six days of healing and bonding, we woke up one morning to find our baby Ulysses had gripped hold of the cord and detached it by himself, leaving a neat and healthy-looking belly button. For the six days the placenta was still attached, he was very peaceful and slept extremely well. Due to the damp environment where we lived and because we also chose to wrap plastic around the cloth, the placenta did not dry out as well as it should have and did leave a musty smell for the last few days. However, as the cord had already sealed off and we kept the rooms well aired, I didn’t feel this posed any threat to Ulysses.

Despite the minor inconvenience of learning to maneuver around the cord for six days and dealing with the cleaning of the placenta, I feel the potential benefits of lotus birthing far outweigh any cons.

In fact, I will definitely be having a lotus birth for my next child.

In cultures where they maintain the placenta after cutting the cord, a tradition exists for the placenta to be buried to the right side of the front door for a male and the left side for a female. My husband and I lived in a block of flats at the time so did not have this option and decided we much preferred the idea of returning the placenta back to the land through the sea rather than burying it. As we love to travel, the sea is a symbol of adventure and freedom, a life I hope Ulysses has the opportunity to experience someday.

This is why I chose lotus birth -- and child-led parenting, and why I would recommend it to anyone who asked.

Growing up as a conventionally parented child, I often felt a sense of powerlessness that in turn created a dependency on others and lack of self-confidence. Natural birth and child-led parenting provides ways you can show the most precious person in your life that you respect, trust and honor their innate wisdom.

Many times I get asked from where does lotus birth originate?

I am not entirely sure how it became named, but I would guess it has something to do with the placenta resembling the flower. If you have ever observed a placenta with the cord attached it has a beautiful network of veins running through it as the leaves on a flower have, the cord also bears resemblance to the stem. The lotus flower is also a symbol most widely recognized from India.

Central to all spiritual paths is the concept of "letting go"; everything in nature takes its cycle and in its own time transforms into the next phase. Just as the mother’s body knows instinctively to release the placenta after it has received the chemical messages released from the baby suckling on the breast, so does the baby’s body know exactly when to release the cord from its point of attachment without any intervention.

This is also why I decided to opt for an unassisted birth without any intervention.

I felt strongly that I needed to allow my baby to be born at the exact time and in the exact way that I felt most comfortable. Even though I had emergency numbers on hand, I chose not to have any midwives or medical professionals present as I felt I could not trust them to respect my wishes and follow through on my birth plan.

After hearing numerous stories from other women who had birthed with the medical profession, I did not feel reassured that I would be fully supported. For these reasons, I chose to only have my husband present at the birth.

The words "natural birth" often conjure up images of a birthing pool, homeopathic remedies and few interventions from midwives, sometimes even a doula is present.
But to me, natural birth means a whole lot more than just birthing in the comfort of your own home without forceps and drugs.
The placenta is the baby’s life source: delivering oxygen, food and also expelling waste for a lengthy nine months in most cases.

It has grown with the baby, constantly present. Even after birth, the placenta continues pumping oxygen to the baby for at least five whole minutes whilst the baby learns to transition to breathing fully with its lungs. For as long as the cord pulses, not only oxygen but also other precious nutrients such as iron and stem cells are also being delivered to the baby’s stores, providing an optimal chance for survival and growth.

When we clamp and cut the cord too soon, we risk losing this precious fluid and gas exchange. Some wild animals such as our closest relatives, the chimpanzees must know this instinctively as most of them continue to carry around the placenta with the cord attached to their babies until it naturally drops off and is returned to the earth; what we otherwise refer to as a "lotus birth." Other animals do chew the cord off shortly after birth, but as a vegan this option did not appeal to me.

Just recently there has been much concern amongst obstetricians regarding the potential danger of cord non-severance possibility of a dangerous condition known as septicemia, a blood infection (or poisoning) which can cause organ failure and can put the baby's life at risk. Interestingly, even though this subject is talked about with much concern, there does not exist any evidence/cases of actual septicemia or deaths of newborns caused by a mother opting not to sever the cord.
There does however, exist many cases of septicemia in instances of cord severance.   

The physical benefits of not cutting the cord include optimum immune protection and reduced risk of infection as no open wound is created. Other benefits are, in my opinion, of a more spiritual nature.

I believe that to truly understand how nature intended women to give birth we must look to the wild animals who are untouched by man.
Let me explain.

When animals are near the end of their pregnancy, they instinctively know when to retreat and allow their offspring a safe passage into the outside world. They choose a quiet and peaceful place without too much stimulation from light or noise and begin their labor alone.

Nothing else intervenes because this would cause the mother stress, contracting her birthing muscles which must remain relaxed in order for the labor to progress successfully.
Once the offspring have arrived, there is no weighing, measuring or wrapping in blankets; the young mammals simply find their way to the breast to suckle and connect to the vital touch of the mother’s skin who will help regulate their body temperature and provide a feeling of safety and comfort. This closeness with a familiar smell and touch also provides a much needed buffer against the shock of the transition from a warm, dark and quiet womb to a harshly overstimulating outside world.

As our son grew older, we also adopted a child-led parenting approach to raising Ulysses, which allows the child to take more control of what happens in their life. Child-led parenting involves raising the child with freedom alongside guidance, without force and punishment.

In allowing children to take life at their own pace, they learn to trust their own instincts and develop a set of morals and values based on their own experiences rather than the parents' interpretation of the world. Such practices as baby-led weaning, non-violent communication and unstructured play form part of a non-forceful approach, much like lotus birthing where the baby’s body decides when to let go of the placenta rather than a third party.

I believe we can learn from nature as parents. Let's observe and learn from the wisdom of animals in the wild.



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and they named it Ulysses, too
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Do you guys remember back in 2011. There was a great disturbance emanating from NYC. It was as if tens of thousands of sluts cried out in terror that they couldn't indiscriminately have sex  in a misguided attempt at recreating some Jew-manipulated-Sex and the City lifestyle to fill their hollow souls and personality-less minds.

Well, I found the source:




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There are so many other options. Such as:
1) Letting the man come somewhere besides where it will get me pregnant.
Ah yes the bastion of modern pro-body feminist thinking imploring women to use the failure-proof pull-out method of contraception  :adam:  as opposed to not continuing to ride the carousel of cocks for a few days.




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2) Birth control pills. NO. They will make me fat; they will make me "spot" (another thing I squeamishly just DON'T LIKE TALKING ABOUT; don't worry, though, everyone else who works here does); they will give me acne; and quite frankly, they will NOT prevent me from getting pregnant! I know this because IT HAPPENED TO ME™.

"Can't take birth control because they make me fat and give me acne since my appearance is the only thing of value I have and I need to protect it so I can continue to allow the men of NYC to pump and dump. Plus they don't always work (especially when I forget to take them). "

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4) Condoms. Nope! As if. I don't know. I don't sleep with that many people and so I just don't do condoms! ARG I HATE TALKING ABOUT MY SEX LIFE; LET'S END THIS.

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5) Abortion. This shouldn't even be on the list though obviously I've had them. Abortions are not birth control and I hate them! I'm OBVIOUSLY pro-choice but I think they are terrible and wrong and I hate having them. And I mean terrible for everyone involved. It breaks my heart all around.

"Well when the pull-out method doesn't work, scrape the trouble away! I'm so thankful for all the good-hearted iconoclast Jews who have fought for my right to abuse my uterus and kill my unwanted babies without any shame or guilt. But really, murdering babies is just terrible and it breaks my heart every time I do it. But at least my regular cunt-scraping is accumulating me a lot of points on my Planned Parenthood Rewards Card. "

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6) A diaphragm. Ooh! The wild card! I had one of these in college, and by college I mean the year I was 18 and living in Soho and going to "acting school" and blowing my trust fund on cocaine and champagne at all of the best clubs. Anyway, I lugged around a diaphragm with me in a little case and would OCCASIONALLY use it. I was very slutty back then and never got preg, so I guess it worked. Amazingly I did not get herpes, though. Or anything else!


This, my fellow Struggers, is when a person tries to disguise the truth under the camouflage of ironic joke talk. It's what's left of their withered and bitter conscience; it's futile last effort to tell the truth and free them from some guilt and shame, but their narcissistic personality sprays it with some irony so that it seems like she's joking to protect her fragile self-worth. "See how slutty and care-free I was! lol but I'm only joking jk lol (but not really) pls love me daddy"

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But WOMEN. We are clearly abusing it. OK, at least I am. Once I took it three times in one month! And that is seriously extreme; I know; I know. So besides that horrible month -- I was f*&king around with someone REALLY sexy; what can I say -- I'd say that I take it once every, like two months, and OMIGOD I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M WRITING ABOUT MY SEX LIFE. I meant to be writing all of this to condemn all of YOU.

"I can't believe y'all are making me write about my sex life so much, stop it tee hee! So the last time I was cream-pied it was soooo awkward because I "

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OK, my point is, I'm sleeping with someone new now and I'm going to be better about not letting anything happen. Women of New York City and the world: resolve to step up. Fifty bucks is fifty bucks -- that's practically a new fall fragrance! We should all stop letting dudes come inside of us and take some responsibility because I am feeling increasingly guilty about being an AVID participant in an abortion-friendly culture. Attack me in the comments section


Women live by their feels and die by their feels (and also vote by their feels you fucking faggot internet culture)
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5) Abortion. This shouldn't even be on the list though obviously I've had them



there are people on the internet who don't think eating fruit is something people "obviously have done"

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xoJane is up for sale: http://digiday.com/publishers/say-media-retreat/

A domain name like "xojane" is ideal for porn, if you guys wanna pool some cash...

The best part about that article is that it said that xoJane's views are down over last year.  xoJane has made the outrage circuit many times this year and in spite of that, there are fewer people looking at that site than last year.

I guess people are getting tired of reading about 300 pound feminists crying about fatshaming.

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During my lotus birth, a lovely six-day period of bonding and closeness was established with my baby, and we washed and wrapped the placenta everyday to keep it clean and placed it in a waterproof pouch. As the placenta did not release until five hours after the birth, this provided for a special bonding period in a close embrace, without separation. During this vital period of bonding between us, I felt strongly that it was important that no one else take the baby away. Having the placenta still attached to the cord helped to ensure this.

Shortly after the birth, the cord dried quickly into the texture of an electric cable. During the nights we slept with the baby on the bed and the placenta was placed next to the bed. Transporting the placenta with baby around the house was made convenient by using a stretchy wrap, which had a pocket in the front to hold the placenta.

After six days of healing and bonding, we woke up one morning to find our baby Ulysses had gripped hold of the cord and detached it by himself, leaving a neat and healthy-looking belly button. For the six days the placenta was still attached, he was very peaceful and slept extremely well. Due to the damp environment where we lived and because we also chose to wrap plastic around the cloth, the placenta did not dry out as well as it should have and did leave a musty smell for the last few days. However, as the cord had already sealed off and we kept the rooms well aired, I didn’t feel this posed any threat to Ulysses.

Despite the minor inconvenience of learning to maneuver around the cord for six days and dealing with the cleaning of the placenta, I feel the potential benefits of lotus birthing far outweigh any cons.

In fact, I will definitely be having a lotus birth for my next child.

In cultures where they maintain the placenta after cutting the cord, a tradition exists for the placenta to be buried to the right side of the front door for a male and the left side for a female. My husband and I lived in a block of flats at the time so did not have this option and decided we much preferred the idea of returning the placenta back to the land through the sea rather than burying it. As we love to travel, the sea is a symbol of adventure and freedom, a life I hope Ulysses has the opportunity to experience someday.

This is why I chose lotus birth -- and child-led parenting, and why I would recommend it to anyone who asked.

Growing up as a conventionally parented child, I often felt a sense of powerlessness that in turn created a dependency on others and lack of self-confidence. Natural birth and child-led parenting provides ways you can show the most precious person in your life that you respect, trust and honor their innate wisdom.

Many times I get asked from where does lotus birth originate?

I am not entirely sure how it became named, but I would guess it has something to do with the placenta resembling the flower. If you have ever observed a placenta with the cord attached it has a beautiful network of veins running through it as the leaves on a flower have, the cord also bears resemblance to the stem. The lotus flower is also a symbol most widely recognized from India.

Central to all spiritual paths is the concept of "letting go"; everything in nature takes its cycle and in its own time transforms into the next phase. Just as the mother’s body knows instinctively to release the placenta after it has received the chemical messages released from the baby suckling on the breast, so does the baby’s body know exactly when to release the cord from its point of attachment without any intervention.

This is also why I decided to opt for an unassisted birth without any intervention.

I felt strongly that I needed to allow my baby to be born at the exact time and in the exact way that I felt most comfortable. Even though I had emergency numbers on hand, I chose not to have any midwives or medical professionals present as I felt I could not trust them to respect my wishes and follow through on my birth plan.

After hearing numerous stories from other women who had birthed with the medical profession, I did not feel reassured that I would be fully supported. For these reasons, I chose to only have my husband present at the birth.

The words "natural birth" often conjure up images of a birthing pool, homeopathic remedies and few interventions from midwives, sometimes even a doula is present.
But to me, natural birth means a whole lot more than just birthing in the comfort of your own home without forceps and drugs.
The placenta is the baby’s life source: delivering oxygen, food and also expelling waste for a lengthy nine months in most cases.

It has grown with the baby, constantly present. Even after birth, the placenta continues pumping oxygen to the baby for at least five whole minutes whilst the baby learns to transition to breathing fully with its lungs. For as long as the cord pulses, not only oxygen but also other precious nutrients such as iron and stem cells are also being delivered to the baby’s stores, providing an optimal chance for survival and growth.

When we clamp and cut the cord too soon, we risk losing this precious fluid and gas exchange. Some wild animals such as our closest relatives, the chimpanzees must know this instinctively as most of them continue to carry around the placenta with the cord attached to their babies until it naturally drops off and is returned to the earth; what we otherwise refer to as a "lotus birth." Other animals do chew the cord off shortly after birth, but as a vegan this option did not appeal to me.

Just recently there has been much concern amongst obstetricians regarding the potential danger of cord non-severance possibility of a dangerous condition known as septicemia, a blood infection (or poisoning) which can cause organ failure and can put the baby's life at risk. Interestingly, even though this subject is talked about with much concern, there does not exist any evidence/cases of actual septicemia or deaths of newborns caused by a mother opting not to sever the cord.
There does however, exist many cases of septicemia in instances of cord severance.   

The physical benefits of not cutting the cord include optimum immune protection and reduced risk of infection as no open wound is created. Other benefits are, in my opinion, of a more spiritual nature.

I believe that to truly understand how nature intended women to give birth we must look to the wild animals who are untouched by man.
Let me explain.

When animals are near the end of their pregnancy, they instinctively know when to retreat and allow their offspring a safe passage into the outside world. They choose a quiet and peaceful place without too much stimulation from light or noise and begin their labor alone.

Nothing else intervenes because this would cause the mother stress, contracting her birthing muscles which must remain relaxed in order for the labor to progress successfully.
Once the offspring have arrived, there is no weighing, measuring or wrapping in blankets; the young mammals simply find their way to the breast to suckle and connect to the vital touch of the mother’s skin who will help regulate their body temperature and provide a feeling of safety and comfort. This closeness with a familiar smell and touch also provides a much needed buffer against the shock of the transition from a warm, dark and quiet womb to a harshly overstimulating outside world.

As our son grew older, we also adopted a child-led parenting approach to raising Ulysses, which allows the child to take more control of what happens in their life. Child-led parenting involves raising the child with freedom alongside guidance, without force and punishment.

In allowing children to take life at their own pace, they learn to trust their own instincts and develop a set of morals and values based on their own experiences rather than the parents' interpretation of the world. Such practices as baby-led weaning, non-violent communication and unstructured play form part of a non-forceful approach, much like lotus birthing where the baby’s body decides when to let go of the placenta rather than a third party.

I believe we can learn from nature as parents. Let's observe and learn from the wisdom of animals in the wild.




Bitch if you wanted to have little chimpanzees you should have just fucked some nigger like mud sharks do.

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"Child Led Parenting." :swanson:

These kids are gonna be so pozzed, but it'll be great for the tiny minority of kids who are raised in a more old fashioned way. My brother is starting to have kids and he's pretty conservative and old fashioned. His kids will tower over their peers like Ubermensch, easily dominating them in society, school, jobs, etc.

It'll be like the One Eyed Man in the Kingdom of the Blind.