Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Business of Being Born

I went to lunch with an old co-worker today and they were telling me about this documentary. Have any of you seen this? I want to watch it...I was told about it after I was telling them my birth story and how I felt like my c-section was preventable due to unnecessary pitocin. Makes me sick.

8 comments:

  1. I thought about recommending it to you, but didn't want you to feel regret or whatever about your own birth experience. I've read the book that the original movie was based on, and I've seen 3 of the sections of the new documentary they just did that is being released this month (a perk of being a donater). I think you (and EVERY woman) would learn a lot from the movie - definitely check it out when it becomes available, and I think/hope it will change the way you feel about your next birth experience.

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  2. I watched it and was almost obsessed with it while I was pregnant...I had decided I didn't want any interventions when I was in labor, including epidurals. Fast forward, and I ended up being put on pitocin (my water broke but i didn't realize it at home!) and my labor was quick 2.5 hours and only pushed 8 minutes. It's a good documentary, however, I think that sometimes the medicines used to induce labor can be helpful for some women.

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  3. Oh my gosh, same with Jack! They should have sent me home, my labor would have stopped but instead they almost made me unable to stop bleeding from being on Pit for more than 19 hours. Another doctor reviewed my case and said they never should forced Jack out, especially since all his vitals and had been good and he passed his stress test. Oh and I got foot the bill for all the extra days. Which even with insurance was a couple thousand. Mad me very very angry!

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  4. I can't believe that neither Natalie nor Josey have posted on this yet. The three of us are BoBB junkies. We actually donated to the making of four more BoBB videos. And you'll notice that the three of us all did/are doing hypnobirths. I'm sorry no one recommended it before you had Easton, I believe it should be a prerequisite. But things may have still happened they way they happened, so don't get yourself too upset. AND, every person is entitled to their own birth and their own views, remember, this is only ONE side. :) Bottom line is E is here SAFE and SOUND, and CUTE!

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  5. Easton is beautiful! Our son was born the day after yours was and the only way I've been able to continue breastfeeding is using a nipple shield too! Just wanted to say HI and congrats!

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  6. I thought you had probably heard of it. I know I posted about it a long time ago when I talked about why I was choosing a home birth. Definitely watch it and they are just about to release 4 new documentaries as follow-ups that have a lot more information, etc. Easton is such a cute and wonderful little man. In the end it doesn't matter how he got here, just that he is safe in your arms now.

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  7. I hadn't heard of this movie before but I definitely want to check it out. Based on all the other comments it seems to be highly recommended by many.

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  8. I'm going to be the odd one out here and say I'm very grateful for all of our medical advances in having babies. Being pregnant with twins only by our medical advances and most likely having to have a c-section with them makes me happy I don't live in a remote village - I would be childless thats for sure. I'm sorry you didn't get the birth you wanted though, that is never easy to accept =(. But your son is here and beautiful and I know you are proud of everything you went through to get him and how strong you were at his delivery. Blessings to you and your family.

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Thanks for commenting :) You are awesome!