- Lies, More Lies, and "DAMNED" Lies Last Updated: 10/26/2012
Lies I've heard this week:
- I already did my homework.
- I didn't hear you.
- I forgot.
- You never told me that!
- Yes, your hair looks good.
- No, that doesn't make you look fat.
- If you don't go in labor by 39 weeks, you'll
have to be induced
- If your cervix isn't checked for progress,
you can't give birth.
- If your fundus does not measure exactly the
same as your weeks gestation, you measure too small/too large.
- Your baby can't be discharged from the
hospital without a pediatrician appointment scheduled (and signed off BY said
- Homogenized/pasteurized regular store milk
is perfectly safe.
- Raw milk is dangerous.
- All ear infections should be treated with
- It's not legal to birth at home.
- Vaccination = Immunization.
- Vaccination makes/keeps you healthy.
- Vaccination is perfectly safe.
- You can't go to school without
- You can't travel overseas without
- Hormonal birth control is safe and the only
- Induction is perfectly safe.
- Amalgam fillings are safe.
- You need fluoride to prevent cavities.
- You cannot heal a cavity, except by filling
- Once a c-section, always a c-section.
- If you've had 2 c-sections then a VBAC is
WAY MORE DANGEROUS than a repeat c-section.
- Only double layer suturing is safe for a
- Ultrasounds are perfectly safe.
- If it wasn't safe, no doctor would
- Newborns need hats to prevent heat loss.
- Antibiotics during labor is harmless.
- Epidural anesthesia doesn't reach the baby.
- Use of a breast shield means your baby
won't gain weight, and you will HAVE to supplement with formula.
- Midwifery is illegal in Ohio.
- Antidepressants are safe during pregnancy
- Antidepressants are the first line of
treatment for depression.
- God created pharmaceuticals
- God gave us doctors and expects us to use
What's the difference?
The "Damned Lies" condemn you to a detrimental and sometimes incredibly devastating result if you
believe them. This is so much more
harmful when the advise comes from a professional or someone else you trust. Please nevermind anybody that says, "trust me, I'm a doctor" (or lawyer, or teacher, or WHATEVER).....do your OWN RESEARCH.
There is really only ONE Person you can COMPLETELY trust.
Using the Hospital for Birth
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