Alert: There is the potential for an alarming trend to take off: induction of labor at 39 weeks. This, just after years of hard work eliminating early late pregnancy inductions that were leading to preterm labor - because dating pregnancies can be highly inaccurate, even with ultrasound. At some point we really have to question why human gestation is normally 40-42 weeks biologically and evolutionarily - and we think we should take control of that and end pregnancies medically (which then often leads to surgically if induction doesn't work) at 39 weeks. My grandma's wisdom comes to mind: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." And my own: "Question authority." Thank you Neel Shah for sharing this article with me.
It's always pretty shocking to me to when I try to boost a post about say, women's breast or vaginal health on FB and it gets rejected as inappropriate, yet barely clothed women in images for organic food sites, juices, and cleanses can be used as paid ads. This article by the talented journalist and mom now taking on lack postpartum support in the Us, Allison Yarrow, takes on birth photos that another platform, Instagram, banned. In fact, IG and FB had classified birth pictures as “with pornography, graphic violence, profanity, and other subject matter [Instagram and Facebook] deem too offensive for the public eye.” The article shows the power of women to petition and achieve policy change. And the article contains beautiful, powerful birth images.
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