"After a gut wrenching birth center experience with my first child, I constructed a different birth plan for my second. The healing sequel I hoped for went terribly wrong. Primary providers were unwilling to address my profound pain and debilitating sense of shock, much less apologize for their roles in complicating my birth. The importance of listening, truly hearing what mothers are saying and really understanding the emotion behind their words, is not being taught. It’s infuriating when you leverage all the options and resources out there, and still get a negative outcome. It’s also frustrating to spend all the money to process and heal and find validation, but not feel differently. I’m paying to run on a treadmill."
-Amy, San Antonio, TX