I can't even begin to fathom the mind of an individual that would make his wife go through an actual surgery with anesthesia and risks involved just so that he could make 1 baseball game out of 162. For starters, c-sections introduce a whole new set of risks for the mother and the child. Birthing a child naturally has it's risks, but they pale in comparison to what could happen on the OR table. According to MayoClinic.org a baby who is born via c-section has a higher risk of developing breathing issues due to transient tachypnea and is more likely to be injured during the birthing process than a baby born naturally. But what about the mother? Going under the knife for a birth elevates your risk of bleeding, blood clots, infection, and increases the risks of future pregnancies as most doctors will require you to have a c section down the road instead of a natural vaginal birth. And what about the intense recovery time? In Boomer's eyes though, this is all justified so that a baseball player won't miss a game.
Boomer - your comments are insanely insensitive not only to the mother and child but to the father as well. In today's society, when fathers are increasingly shown in a negative light, you take one man who is actually doing right by his family and try to shame him as if he made the wrong decision. Daniel Murphy is a beacon of light for fathers to aspire to. He has a high paying job that rewards performance above all else and he decided that spending time with his newborn and his wife was more important. This is to be applauded, not criticised. It's surprising to see you have this kind of outlook on a paternal influence in the family especially when you do so much good for your child and the Cystic Fibrosis foundations you belong to. Should a father only champion his family in the bad times? No! Being a father means being there during the bad times and sharing in the good as well.
|Daniel Murphy, 2B New York Mets|
Mr. Esiason, I implore you to do some research on c sections and the complications that can arise from such a decision before you give this advice in the future. While you're at it, do some research on the benefits of a father spending time with his newborn during some of the most critical moments of that child's life. Daniel Murphy obviously has and in terms of fathers, he's batting a thousand!