What does that mean?  During my fist few years at BYU I took two floral design classes, both from the same teacher.  If there was one thing she was extremely adamant about it would be the word “cheap”.  Never was a flower or green cheap, but it was inexpensive.  She explained cheap as being only partially related to cost.  Instead of just cost implications, it ultimately referred to the quality.  As an example, she would say that carnations are inexpensive compared to roses.  Are carnations crappy flowers that only last a day or two?  On the contrary.  They often will last longer than the more expensive rose.

Inexpensive, yes.  Cheap, no.


Recently I  was reading a blog that had a post talking about midwife birthing (have I mentioned that I disagree with nearly every theory and method they have about child birthing??).  What made me laugh was that it said that midwife care is a way to get care where “service is cheapest”.  Wait, what?  So what your saying is, if you could shop at a store for maternity care you’d rather go to Wal-Mart, and not Nordstroms? 

Oh, you crazy people. 


Now, I admit–I shop at Wal-Mart more often than I shop at Nordstrom.  HOWEVER,  I certainly don’t go to Wal-Mart to buy a bra.  That’s a big no-no.  Leave Wal-Mart for shampoo and deodorant. 

Ok, so Wal-Mart vs Nordstroms really isn’t the point.


Once again, I’m not saying that everything is wrong with midwife-like theories but the problems come when they are unwilling to combined their methods with modern medicine.  I think things like hypno-birthing  and more holistic care is great.  I just wish that both sides would do a little compromising instead of having all or nothing.   But since they don’t…yet…I’ll take the safe road. 

We are talking about two lives in danger here, people!

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