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Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Business Of Being Born...

 
If you are pregnant or planning on having a baby, you should really watch this film. It's a documentary called "The Business of Being Born" and it's produced by Ricki Lake. It takes a look at how birthing has become in the United States and what is going on in hospitals as opposed to giving birth at home or at a birth center with a midwife.
I decided a long time ago that any children I have, I would either deliver at home or at a birth center, given that I had a normal pregnancy. No pain-killers, no inducing, NO C-SECTION! I know, I know...everybody says that.
I think as a women, it's something that I want to experience completely sober and aware. I want to feel all of the changes and everything that's going on during one of the most important days of my (and my baby's) life.
Now that I am pregnant, I had to convince Simeon that it wasn't some weird thing that only hippies do. Well, that was really tough. Until I made him watch this video with me:)
He went from being totally against having a baby at a birth center to supporting it. And when I say he was totally against it, I mean he gave me no other option but to have our baby at the hospital (not that it was his decision ;) ).
Even if you are planning on giving birth at the hospital, I would definitely recommend watching this video. In no way am I saying that giving birth in the hospital is wrong, I hate when people judge me for making decisions they don't think are right, so I would never judge anyone with their opinion...this is just mine :)
 
 

2 comments:

Kayla Perryman said...

I am insanely proud of you and love you! I cannot wait for your baby girl :D P.s. call me back soon...

Anonymous said...

I like how you told me..."If you did it five times, I can do it once"! It is as much a mental process as a physical one, and you CAN do it! Of course if your body or baby decides differently, you know you are getting the best care no matter what!

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