The conveyor belt approach to birth is working as intended,
And despite the protests, it won’t be amended.
For The Authority has the Power and the money flows neatly,
And your role, my dear, is to obey – smile sweetly!
Your Doctor processes your pregnancy without bothering you with detail
You believe they are responsible – so how can you fail?
There is a Catch however, which you can not circumvent.
As The System is not responsible – due to ‘Informed Consent’.
It’s a tricky situation, for the stakes are quite high,
And you are expected to unquestionably comply.
And when Motherhood* follows without continuity
You are expected to be grateful and live blissfully.
The illusion is preserved, as those who speak up are ignored,
And the consumerist approach is the one that we applaud,
From the medical maternity models and the ‘must have’ appararti,
We are told it is easier if ‘all the things’ you buy.
But with Knowledge and Know-how, you have Agency,
And can step off the Conveyor Belt and away from complacency.
You can retain your dignity and when asked to consent,
You have an Informed Decision – which may just be dissent.
*Motherhood is not the same as Mothering. motherhood is shaped by society :see
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