I understand why ancient cultures would advise pregnant women to only view objects of beauty and think pleasant thoughts. You know that feeling when you are pregnant and all the worries of the world are not on your shoulders but land in your womb inspiring a round of braxton hicks contractions? Thinking about the debt, feeling the heat, making a living in this economy, and that’s on top of mommy’s heartburn, hemorrhoids and minimal requirement of 7 strategically placed pillows if I have a chance of sleeping. (Let’s help her out daddies, friends and family !)
When it comes to really big problems, I think it is easy for us to either pass them off as “too big” or to engage in the non-productive squawking that drive up ratings on TV. What can I, one pregnant woman in a country of millions do to impact something as hard to get our arms around as the deficit and the debt? Very simply, you can give birth. You are a healthy woman capable of giving birth outside the hospital….because you aren’t sick ! Our country is faced with some really hard choices…and I hope there are enough resources to care for the sick and frail. Kudos to our New Birth Company moms for choosing out of hospital birth and doing your part to reduce the cost of healthcare in America. Thank you !