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PhotoShop Contest: The Anti-Doula Sign in the Utah Obstetrician’s Office

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You’ve probably seen this sign: 


It’s obnoxious. It’s anti-woman. It made you uncomfortable. Maybe you shrugged and thought, “Well, better to know that he doesn’t give a crap about the science behind continuous support in labor before you’re actually in labor.” Because you know… anything besides someone in a white coat or scrubs performing a procedure on a woman to make birth happen can be dismissed as anti-science woo.

The sign is begging to be spoofed and that’s where YOU come in.

Edit this photo and post it to your web site, blog, Facebook, twitpic or a photo storage site (like Photobucket), copy and paste the URL in the comments and I will post it on this blog entry for all to enjoy. If you’re having trouble uploading it, e-mail it to unnecesarean *at* gmail.

The winner (to be judged by me after 1 (one) margarita) will receive a copy of the The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin. A copy will also be mailed to the Aspen Women’s Center in Provo, Utah, courtesy of “The Entire Internet.”

Deadline is Saturday at noon (Pacific). And, yes, I’ll ship internationally.


Go! Here’s a blank…




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Reader Comments (92)

my favorite so far is Dana's

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessi

Meredith... can you please e-mail me yours? I keep pasting the link in and it says the content is unavailable. Thanks!! -Jill

November 5, 2009 | Registered CommenterJill

oh this is too much fun - I've done another one, I can't help myself!!!!


November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

ok, I couldn't resist...


I had one better before this one, but I somehow lost it w/o it saving then I couldn't remember exactly what it was I wrote. :( And I'm not 100% sure about the spelling thing, but with the "h" - I do know it doesn't show up in the online dictionary.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

(By the way, I’m not sure that I’m reading this right. Is this an anti-fertility treatment statement? If so, it goes bye-bye. Thanks in advance for clarifying.)

My thoughts are a satire of how, if they won't accept certain types of childbirth methods, they also wouldn't accept any "natural" pregnancy initiations so the entire process from conception to delivery would be entirely under the control of the office.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTina Williams

here's mine. :)


November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

I think Ashley's is the best!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJill

Maryann, brava!

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDou-la-la


November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

Just wanted to add, that I wrote a review over at http://www.insiderpages.com/b/4658685094 for the Aspen Women's centre. This is what I said:

"Practice not based on Evidence - disappointed.

by Rebecca L. 1 Judd Thomas E Md - Aspen Women's Ctr
I was really put off by the sign! Evidence based research backs up the benefits of having a doula, so I was immediately able to judge that none of the staff or doctors at the centre practice evidence based medicine. That is far to risky for me and my precious unborn child! So I ran a mile! Scary scary place to have a baby!"

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca
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