As you have probably heard, Evangeline Lilly had a . By Hollywood bringing more attention to , it gets the message to the mainstream public that is a viable option. I commend and congratulate her on her successful , especially after such a difficult labor.
However, I would think that she would want to highlight the pride, euphoria and the high that occurs from a natural birth. I wish she would have highlighted the rush of endorphins and the boost of energy that occurs when that baby finally arrives after a natural birth. I would imagine this feeling of pride would especially be overwhelming after a 30 hour labor. Why not talk about it? I wish she would have emphasized that despite the pain, the work, the exhaustion, it was worth staying home; it was worth doing naturally.
Instead, I feel like she just fed into the mainstream belief that you should fear birth. She perpetuated the fear that many American women possess, instead of being an example of why you shouldn't fear it. She had her chance to empower women but came up short. It's really a shame. Evangeline Lilly, thank you for putting on the front page of tabloids, but you blew it.
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