I really like this particular blog thing (no, I'm not techno savvy- lol) that talks about birth. Induction came up and many people are not for it, understandably. So, this one girl asks, well, what if you have preeclampsia. So, I chimed in with the whole if you have PE, you need to have your baby & blah, blah, blah. So did many others. Then, this one person brings up a question about why, if you are soooo sick, don't they just do a csection instead of labor? I can handle that, even the condescending tone that implies she believes PE is a figment of our imagination. Yeah, it irked me, but the others are intelligent enough to deal with that. What really (can we cuss on here? 'cause I really feel like using a 4 letter word right now!) got to me is when she mentioned reading something by a natural birth doc (one I admire, btw) that basically said PE is linked to a mother's emotional state during pregnancy. Translation- if we were happy and peaceful during our pregnancies, we would not get sick. I don't have the words. I'm flabbergasted. I'm so furious I'm seeing red. How dare anyone imply that if we fart rainbows and practice yoga, we would not deal with PE?! That takes ignorance into a whole new realm. As someone who has had PE not once or twice or even three times...oh, no, I've had it 4 times!!- I take exception to this. As someone who has heard your stories, who has heard the stories of those who lost their babies or their own lives, to imply that we could prevent this....I just really I don't know.
Someone, help me put this into perspective. Or just commisserate with me so I don't feel like such a bad person for wanting to slap someone-hard. Maybe twice.