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I am a Jesus-loving, homesteading, homeschooling mom to my four beautiful children.  In my life before kids, I worked as a horse wrangler, trail guide, and horsemanship instructor.  I say horsemanship, and not riding, as I believe riding is only ONE part of working with horses.   True to the wrangler spirit, I am a no-fuss, do-it-yourself, resourceful, and earthy mama. I have also been accused of being a hippie and told I should have been alive in the sixties. I tried to summarize my crazy crafty and natural-living interests for you, but there are just too many to mention here.  You’ll just have to browse my blog.  🙂  Now that my family has been blessed with land of our own, I have a whole new adventure to document as we set up our very own homestead.

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  1. Tara
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 21:04:39

    Hi, I read your comment that you left on unnecesarean.com (Mexico’s 50% Cesarean rate). My husband is from Monterrey and while studying there I loved the culture, the people, everything. Now every time I return, I see the difference in our cultures. We most recently visited last month and it was my first time there with my son. I have never seen the differences more clearly, especially surrounding medicine and childbirth. I do not know any women who have had natural births. Two days ago, my sister-in-law had a C-section and there was no reason for it. They induced her a day after her due date and only gave her a few hours to dilate. I’m so upset because I know it wasn’t necessary. I found this article in English (http://www.opposingviews.com/i/up-to-70-percent-of-births-in-mexico-are-cesarean) and it makes a lot of sense. I also think that women are very conformist and do not question their Dr’s. When I asked my brother-in-law if my sister-in-law had been give the option for a vaginal or drug-free birth he said no, that she just knows the Dr. will do whatever is best for her and the baby. Unfortunately, I know that isn’t the case. I asked her if the Dr. had prepared her for labor and she hadn’t at all. I sent her an article on perineum massage and inducing labor naturally and many other articles but she said she had to do what the Dr. said.
    I agree that the women need to be educated but I think Mexico’s mindset needs to change too – where women can break tradition (just because their mom stayed inside for 40 days after birth, doesn’t mean they have to too) and question and research for themselves.
    Anyways, I saw your comment and I wanted to comment on it as this has been really bothering me the last few days and it was nice to read about someone who understands what is going on in Mexico, especially in Monterrey. God bless. Tara (Kitchener, Canada)

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