Consumer Reports on Childbirth

Consumer Reports felt the need to weigh in on the debate of high tech birth. Their conclusion? Too much technology is a bad thing. While this is all well and good, the problem is getting women and their families to accept it.
We all know that much about pregnancy is purely emotional. Hormonal even. And often when I am pregnant, my thoughts and decisions feel very irrational, even if they are the appropriate thing to do. This is hard to overcome.

The bottom line is that women fear childbirth. They view pregnancy as a dangerous time. And the answer to that fear, that danger, is technology. So until we change the fear, I worry that reports like this will fall on deaf ears…

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