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this is your birth on drugs

Posted on 2010.14.01 at 12:27

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Latter-day Jezebel
nmalfoy at 2010-01-15 01:05 (UTC) ()
There is a GREAT documentary about birth called "The Business of Being Born" talking about birthing in America (1 out of 3 c-sections!) vs. Europe where the majority of births are at home with midwives, and the growing trend in America for home births, doulas, and the use of midwives. Me personally, were I ever to give birth (which I won't)... I don't know if I'd be willing to subject myself to that much pain without a little relief!
Latter-day Jezebel
nmalfoy at 2010-01-15 01:06 (UTC) ()
P.S. It's on Netflix and you can watch instantly.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2010-01-15 01:37 (UTC) ()
Yeah, I've seen that one. It's a great one because it isn't made by 'fringe' midwifery/homebirth groups, but by Ricki Lake, who isn't afraid to put her story out there to get birth politics into the mainstream. <3<3
Latter-day Jezebel
nmalfoy at 2010-01-15 02:20 (UTC) ()
I'm glad she did. It's got people talking, and thinking, and, above all, providing positive support for women to make informed choices about the birth experience they want to have.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2010-01-15 12:53 (UTC) ()
I found out a couple of days ago that Cara Mulhahn, the New York midwife featured in the film, has written a book. I've officially shortlisted it on my "to-read" list.
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