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Crap, I think I'm getting sick. I haven't been sick in ages. I woke up with my throat feeling sick, and now it hurts and I'm poppin' Ricola like crazy while I update my resume.

I picked up Spiritual Midwifery at Borders (it was the only one of like four books I was looking for that was in stock) and I like it. When I was on the phone with Mom this morning she said that people tend to be fascinated with the lifestyle and culture ten years before they're born. She's really into the '40s - the furniture, the cars, all that stuff. I'm fascinated with the '70s, with the hippies and cults and communes and all that stuff. In one of the birth stories I read last night, the author used "far-out" and "tripping" and "heavy" so many times that it made me laugh. And I thought kids these days over-used their 5 slang words. :D

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on_a_hill
May. 7th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
I could have sent you mine!

I 'm not really a huge Ina May fan....if you read SM from the perspective of "women are capable, birth is normal" you see that she's BIG into "women NEED HELP, women NEED MY HAND UP THEIR VAG". It kind of drives me bonkers. I'd kick her if she was my midwife.
rivulet
May. 7th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I don't get that sense. I'm kind of reading it more for the fun datedness of it, but I might feel more like you once I've actually witnessed it for myself (like actually giving birth once would be a good start). Did you read Ina May's Guide? Did you feel the same about that one?
on_a_hill
May. 7th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
You're right, I didn't feel that way either even after I'd had my first kid, really. I'm kind of on the way extreme left of my "birthing philosophy" though at this point.

I do have both SM and Ina Mays Guide. Ina Mays guide also definitely has the undertone of "you NEED help, you CANT do this alone" which is off putting to me. But, I recomend it a lot because the stories are very empowering especially for new moms. As someone going into this for the third time and having done it normally the first two times, I don't like the idea of someone thinking they need to tell me how to birth or someone telling my husband how he should or should not support me or someone else dictating who can or cannot be present.
yechezkiel
May. 7th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
My version of this syndrome skipped a millenium or so.
rivulet
May. 8th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
I have a similar syndrome that skipped a hundred years, but not as long as you!
solteronita
May. 8th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Borders?? Go to the library, girl! :D
rivulet
May. 8th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
I have similar bad luck at the library - one is in, but one is reshelving (does that mean it's off-limits?) one is out, and one is three weeks overdue. Poo. (Patience, my young patron.)
solteronita
May. 8th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Put them on hold. Go talk to a *gasp* scary librarian. They can find the ones that are reshelving (I assume that means it was recently returned) or interlibrary loan anything that's not in their own collection. Free free free!!!
rivulet
May. 8th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
It's not as much a matter of having to talk to the big bad librarians as much as it is that I am impatient and want the books NOW. Which is silly because I'm only like 30 pages into my current book and should finish it before I get a new one.
solteronita
May. 8th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
You can't read them all at once. :) And if you put holds on things regularly, you'll get them in a scattered fashion.
rivulet
May. 8th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
Hmm, perhaps I shall try soon. After I renew my missing and outdated library card. :-/

(Meebo is calling you.)
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