So often, in birthy posts, you read we were ‘designed’
This language is meant to ease our fears
To which we seem resigned.
‘Designed to birth’ declare naturalists, almost thoughtlessly,
Many do science-based research
So this perplexes me.
We are not ‘Designed’ to give Birth, Not Designed at all.
We have in fact Evolved this way,
Birth is not an ‘app’ that you can install.
Humans are intelligent, and continue to evolve,
Our evolution no longer natural
Is something we control.
The way we conceive and birth, is increasingly medicalised
Changing our DNA
We are evolving before our eyes.
Giving birth was au natural until recent times,
but men took over
And changed all the birthing paradigms.
And with this change, evolutionary shifts occur
where will it lead?
Will all future generations need succour*?
For now, evolutionarily, you can birth without assistance
but without traditional support
You may meet resistance.
It is not enough in modern times to declare ‘designed to’
you need to be prepared
For the system you’re entwined to.