Language Matters: "Natural" Birth

...When I tell people I am a doula, they often will say one of three things:

1 › “oh, my sister/friend had a natural birth,”
2 › “I wanted a natural birth but it didn’t work out,” or
3 › “A natural birth just isn’t for me. Epidural all the way!”

This is a challenging moment for me for many reasons, and I usually can’t manage to say everything I’m thinking at the time. So I’ll try to say them all here, in the hopes that sharing these thoughts will help be helpful to at least one person. 

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