Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Check it

I was telling my friend Kenna about our experience having Henry at the hospital. I mentioned that we are going to try as hard as we can to have our next baby without intervention, possibly at home, hopefully with a midwife. She brought me this movie. http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/ It was fantastic. I recommend it to anyone who is pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant. I have strong opinions about it because of my experience with Henry’s birth so I won’t say much except that it is so important that as a woman giving birth that you exercise your power in the birthing process and at most hospitals it will be an uphill battle. Kenna got it from our local library.

4 comments:

TC said...

I hear you! I've been reading tons of stuff about homebirth in the last year (although I haven't watched "The Business of Being Born" yet). I would really like to have our next baby (if there is one) at home, but Matthew isn't comfortable with the idea. In the end, I might be too nervous about it myself, but only because of my previous C-section (the odds of serious complications related to that are very low, but serious). If we still lived around the corner from the hospital, I would be pushing for it! I might still, but I do have to consider how stressful Quentin's birth was for Matthew. All the stress for me was after the fact, when I knew we were all OK. I wish there were more middle ground. I guess that would be a birth center, but they aren't an option for VBAC moms :(

Laura said...

Gosh TC, I hadn’t even considered that you would have limited options because of your previous c-section. That stinks. After Henry was born I was just so happy that we were okay, I didn’t really even think much about the experience beyond that. Over time, though, I got more and more upset about it. I didn’t anticipate feeling this way. I didn’t think that after 3 years I would still feel angry about it. It surprises me.
I understand how you and Mathew feel, home birth does sound a little scary. A birthing center seems like a good middle ground. I wish there were more options for you. A healthy baby and a healthy mom is the most important thing, no matter how it happens.

Anonymous said...

thanks, i'm going to check this out!

-natalie

Lisa said...

That is it! I saw the same thing you were talking about! AMAZING--the whole thing was wonderful.

We have to talk.