Monday, November 16, 2009

The Business of Being Born

Ok, this film has been around for a few years, but I can't stop promoting it. Of course, no one should get all their information about anything from a movie, but if it can get the ball rolling and women to start taking charge of their reproductive rights, I'm all for it.

A particular clip I think most women who have given birth in a hospital can relate to is the pitocin clip.

Will and I watched The Business of Being Born a few months after we were married, and decided that if we had a child, we would definitely look into options other than traditional hospital medicine. As a proponent of natural lifestyle, planning a birth at home seemed completely obvious. We read and researched for months just because of how interested we were in the home birth phenomenon, not even thinking of how useful the information would be to us this year.

Some helpful resources for anyone considering or curious about home birth:

Research Articles (for analytical minds like mine):
British Medical Journal article-study and comparison between home and in-hospital birth
Home birth reference site-lists many articles and studies

Pushed by Jennifer Block
Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms

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