First, Do No Harm! In fact, the Hippocratic Oath, taken by doctors, promises they will abstain from doing harm to their patients. The premise is it may be better to NOT do something or to do nothing at all at the risk of causing more harm than good. Risk versus benefit The work that first responders perform is risky.
A mother at the end of her fourth pregnancy wrote about having nightmares after seeing a post about a baby who died at home. This mother was looking for comfort and sympathy. She never mentioned the specific post, but I had posted my home birth story and a photo of my daughter who died of trisomy 18 after birth months ago.
As with so many of our social media forums, this post got ugly. Our birth stories that ended in death had no place on a forum about birth. Our pregnancies, labors and babies are not welcome here.
The numbers of pregnancy and infant loss speak volumes. One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. One million babies die each year before their first birthday in the United States. Where are bereaved mothers to go? Why is our reality not a part of our cultural discussions of new mothers?
I believe that we can form strong alliances and communities where our culture becomes loving enough to celebrate our babies and their short lives.
In my dreams, I am embraced in my grief, instead of ignored. We cannot have Christianity without Judaism. We cannot have light without the complicated shadows that also live inside each human heart.
There is no life without death. Of one Tree are all ye the fruits and of one Bough the leaves All mothers, regardless of outcomes are one body, yet we continue to put up barriers and separate ourselves from each other.
The cultural concept that pregnancy always ends in happy mothers nursing healthy babies does not serve us. We must be brave as we face each pregnancy, each child, because we do not know the outcomes.
A healthy living baby does not have more value than a child who dies. I have one of each. If we measure our lives with love, then each soul has a place at the table of the heart. I have much to celebrate each day, including my sweet daughter, whose life continues to encourag e and help others through my book about her impact on my life, Walking the Labyrinth of My Heart: But my tender heart continues to grieve when I watch my son play alone, negotiating his reality of why his sister died.
My eyes tear up when someone asks me again how many children I have. This post is my response to the birth worker who believes bereaved mothers might upset pregnant women. First do no harm, she replied to me again. I will continue to do no harm by speaking up and writing for my sisters who are infertile, for mothers with no living children, and for those of us who carry our deceased babies in our hearts every day and every hour.
We are one body of human sisters and need to unite in community to support one another. I will continue to do no harm. How about you, Sister? Please follow and like us:Apr 24, · Do no harm. Help people get health insurance and medical care.
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Steven Pasquale stars in Do No Harm, a Jekyll-and-Hyde prime time drama. First do no harm, she replied to me again. I will continue to do no harm by speaking up and writing for my sisters who are infertile, for mothers with no living children, and for those of us who carry our deceased babies in our hearts every day and every hour.
Pastor M. Bert Kite preaching “Do No Harm” on January 21, as part of the sermon series “Three Simple Rules of Methodism”.
If you would like to leave a. Primum non nocere (Classical Latin: [ˈpriː.mʊn ˌnoːn nɔˈkeː.rɛ]) is a Latin phrase that means "first, to do no harm."The phrase is sometimes recorded as primum nil nocere.. Non-maleficence, which is derived from the maxim, is one of the principal precepts of bioethics that all medical students are taught in school and is a fundamental principle throughout the world.