Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ew

Dear FB friends. I'm so happy for you that you chose to have a home birth. However, I do NOT want to see your home birth videos. Or your bloody home birth photos. In fact, I don't want to see any birth photos at all.

And I can assure you, neither does my husband.

Any occasion where something is physically coming out of your lady parts, is probably not meant to be shared. That's a pretty solid rule to live by. I highly recommend that you adopt it.

While we're on the subject, I could also live without pictures of your placenta. Or pictures of you eating your placenta.

Bodily excretions in generally should not be photographed.

I get that birth is a wonderful and beautiful experience. There are just parts of it that do not belong on social media. Like, you know, my entire C-section procedure. So, let's make a deal. I'll spare you photos of my uterus and parts of my intestines being physically removed from my body, if you spare me photos of your home birth.

Pictures of the baby are an entirely different story. Snap and post away please!

6 comments:

  1. Someone seriously posted a picture of eating the placenta? Now that's something I haven't seen before!

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    1. Yes! Placenta smoothies.....gag!!

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  2. You HAVE to send this post or the pictures on FB to STFU Parents. Hilarious, and so very wrong.

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    1. I've never hears of STFU Parents....sounds like something I should check out!

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  3. Are you serious?? A video of a home birth posted to FB?? I mean, that's gross but I kinda want to see it. :)

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  4. What the heck? Seriously, the very nice nurse asked, "Do you want the mirrors so you can watch? and I said, "HELL NO." (She laughed.) And then "Do you want the placenta?" "GOOD GOD NO." And that was my kid! What is wrong with people?! Who would post this stuff?

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