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  • Nina Lee

    This is disturbing, not awesome. If I were dying, I wouldn't want anyone to induce labor in someone else just so I could hold the baby; there are so many problems with early induction (http://www.nctimes.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_706a199e-8085-53b0-a65d-5acedd2af844.html). He could've said hello and goodbye to his baby through rubbing Diane's belly and let regular birth happen, which has a host of positive consequences (like production of oxytocin) that don't happen during induction (without stimulation for oxytocin prouduction). Why am I not surprised this happened in Texas? Would they have done this for a woman, say a grandmother who wanted to hold a grandchild? What kind of world is this that puts woman and child at risk just to please a dying man (whom I hope didn't actually wish it, because if he did, I have only one word: selfish)?

    • Nina Lee

      Holy crap, and it was a daughter. What if the baby were a boy?