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Autonomy in Childbirth – Why it Matters

Many women don’t seem to realise they CAN question the doctor, let alone seek another opinion or change care providers.Part of this is the power play that occurs when visiting the doctor:  The act of waiting – makes you unimportant. The act of being called – makes you submissive/obedient Entering the doctor’s room – you …

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The trouble with science

There once was a self-declared expert and leader Who took on the role of information feeder He feed us the news As we sat in our pews Believing he was the bullshit weeder. Not the best limerick, granted…but it expresses my feelings right now.  That my feelings are in limerick form highlight the ridiculousness of …

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The elephant in the womb

The elephant in the room flashed with a neon light A glaring glow, a warning of a plight. Ignored so long, in the florescent gloom, hidden in plain sight, The elephant watched quietly, all through the night. The elephant observed an awful lot of fright, The cries for help, for relief, from contractions that bite. …

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Don’t cry, it was only a joke.

“Don’t cry,  it was only a joke.” Words spoken by a just-joshin’ bloke. “We’re just havin’ a laugh”…at your expense Say those who can’t see hurt in ‘nonsense’. Joking like this creates emotional distance As the Joker displays empathic resistance.   A cheap shot, perhaps, unclever and crass, Accusing the target of being like glass …

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