The business of being born

​If you have extra 1.5 hours in the evening, please watch this very interesting documentary movie. It compares various childbirth methods, including midwives, natural births, epidurals, and c-section.

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    11/04/13
    8Theresa Gould
    I've seen this one but haven't seen the second yet. I should look to see if the second one is available somewhere online.
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      11/04/13
      Good documentary! It's on Netflix too for any of you have that as well. :) There are actually several good documentaries on birth and babies on Netflix.
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      04/14/14
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      11/06/13
      8Theresa Gould
      I had an unplanned unassisted birth and it's one of my favorite births! The issue is mindset. Once you believe that birth is normal and that the abnormal birth is not normal, then home birth and even unassisted birth make sense. It won't make sense otherwise. I've had three home births and nothing went wrong. My midwife was there for two of them and the unassisted she came in five minutes after our son was born.

      How else can I have had six normal births with no interventions? My first two I had interventions but I believe if I had of had those babies at home they would have been normal too. Just my opinion though.
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      11/06/13
      I truly applaud you. I have always wanted to do this, but I think I'd like to have a midwife for my first one.
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      11/08/13
      8Theresa Gould
      And our emotions are a huge part of our birth experience. They really are.
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      11/06/13
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      8Theresa Gould
      I understand that, but I think most of the women having unassisted births are not uneducated by any means. I really believe they've done their research and it is truly what they want, maybe even need.

      True, but to be honest the last couple pregnancies I could have done without the prenatal care, though, I probably would have missed my low iron with my last had I not been seeing a midwife since that was my first time ever experiencing low iron. My midwife doesn't require me to see her before 16-20 weeks. With my sixth, I didn't see anyone until 20 weeks because I was so afraid of finding out she was dead - due to my loss before her occurring at 18 weeks.

      So many factors and variables affect the way women birth. All I know is it is natural in the majority of cases and I am very grateful to have experienced it in that way.
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      11/08/13
      I didn't see a doctor until 25 weeks with my first son, and was happy with my pregnancy. As much I respect prenatal care, I didn't want to have whole bunch of useless for me tests, like one for sexually transmitted diseases, because I trust my husband. ( I think this is the only reason to do this test). I don't believe that OB doctors can change much during first 4-5 months of pregnancy, but this is just my opinion.
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      11/21/13
      8Theresa Gould
      I agree with you Elena.
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      11/08/13
      8Theresa Gould
      I also add, that I highly doubt I would have been ready to have my first two at home. I had to experience what I did to bring me to the point of readiness - five hospital births, three miscarriages in the hospital and my husband witnessing what I went through so he would be ready to have a home birth too.
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