I apologize in advance if Kathy and I break the Internet. She and I are ideological opposites at first glance but share a strong desire for institutional reform and the continued advancement of midwifery. All of our circuitous linking and my compulsive desire to comment on almost every entry of hers might cause the Internet to spiral with enough centrifugal force to create a wormhole that opens up into a different time in which the resources are available for women to receive continuous care when laboring in all institutions, midwives handle the majority of pregnancies and evidence-based practice in the norm instead of the--- okay, so this destination sounds pretty good.
Nevertheless, I also find myself reading blogs like Mom’s Tinfoil Hat (inventor of Mommy Wars Bingo), Tienchin Ho, who briefly mentioned the power of unrecorded conversations between providers and patients this week, and At Your Cervix. And Rebirth. And Citizens for Midwifery. And about 100 others. Maybe 200. I refuse to count because I know it’s time to sift through Google Reader and create a blogroll. Wonder if I’m reading your blog? I probably am.
I highly recommend Mommy Wars Bingo. Anyone who has spent any amount of time discussing birth rhetoric on the Internet will enjoying playing along.