A month or so ago, I was contacted by a reporter, Justine van der Leun, who told me she was a reporter with AOL Health. She said she had come across my blog while doing research for a story on C-sections. She said she found my experience interesting and asked if I would be willing to be interviewed for her story.
I haven’t written about C-sections for a while. I haven’t had a lot of extra time for several months to write a lot of blog posts. This sounded like a good opportunity that could help raise awareness on C-sections, so I agreed to the interview. Justine called me a few days later and we spoke for about 30 minutes. She asked great questions, and said she had been learning a lot about birth because some of her friends were having babies, and also because of the story she was working on.
Justine thanked me as we were concluding and told me she was going to interview a doctor and then write the story. I felt like Justine would write a balanced story, but I was cautiously optimistic until I could read the final story. Sometimes viewpoints and words get misconstrued or used out of context.
Last week Justine notified me the story was finished and published. I was on my way out of work, and skimmed it quickly on my phone and I was pleased. But I wanted to read it when I had more time. When I did I was extremely happy. Justine did a terrific job with conveying my thoughts on C-sections and birth. I posted the link to my FaceBook Fan Page, and finally had time tonight to post the link to my blog.
I’d like to thank Justine here, for writing an accurate and balanced story on C-sections. I hope it will assist women who are researching C-sections.
Here is the link to Justine’s story on AOL Health: Unwanted Cesarean Sections, Getting The Birth You Want