I am writing my final paper ( 8 pages) this weekend on the medicalization of childbirth from an ecofeminist perspective. I feel like such a nerd - I love writing papers (at least, on topics of interest to me). I have been thinking a lot about childbirth; it's interesting how perspectives change once one has experienced it. I'm still analyzing and critiquing my opinion, so I will hold that off for another day, but I'm really having a hard time deciding what I would do differently (and not differently) if there is a next time around.
If you have had children, how has your perspective changed? Would you do (or have you done) things differently? (i.e. hospital, homebirth, birth center, ob or midwife, epidural, natural, c-section, etc.) (if you haven't had children yet, I would still love to hear your opinions!)