UPDATE: Commenters disagree with this one more than any other, for 2 very good reasons: Any time something enters the vaginal tract, infection can occur.Near the end of pregnancy, an internal exam can also jump start labor, and I’d rather literally let nature run its course as much as possible.If you want to parent your child (which of course starts even before conception), you’re going to be a bit counter-cultural and end up saying NO to doctors quite a bit.
I’m embarrassed to admit how few times I remembered to take the liver lumps though.
To be a good parent, you’ll quickly find that you have to say “NO” an awful lot.
I was surprised to find when first pregnant that the fine art of NO actually starts well before the child even leaves the confines of the womb and has nothing to do with discipline.
Genevieve & the Mama Natural Team with input from a registered nurse & student midwife have developed week to week pregnancy updates like you’ve never been able to find before. Sometimes it’s invasive, which never seems natural, and no matter what my child was going to turn out like, I would want to accept him or her as a gift and not even be tempted to intervene in a pregnancy.
This might be just a touch “green” and mostly my faith speaking, but it’s definitely something I refuse.