• I started asking questions
    I started asking questions
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    Birth as initiation in a technocratic culture
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    I ended up with an unnecessary cesarean because my labor went to 26 hours, and the hospital just basically ran out of time and patience. So, I did what all anthropologists do when they are confronted with a life crisis situation that they don’t understand; they start asking other people; they start asking questions. “What was your birth like?” Comparing their experience to mine and trying to figure out why this woman could have a natural birth, while I ended up with this horrible cesarean that was a miserable experience for me.