Re: Birthing Ritual

Jim Barnes // PD-AC-L (barnes@SMTP.LMS.USACE.ARMY.MIL)
Fri, 30 Sep 1994 10:00:00 -0600

I assisted a friend of mine who was hired to photograph a home birthing.
Part of the process was saving the placenta to be consumed in a soup. In
addition, the baby was bathed in a bathtub with its siblings so that they
could "bond". The whole proceeding was very public and just a bit repulsive.
You can talk about the beauty of childbirth, but...

Jim Barnes
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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St. Louis, MO 63103
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