It's available on Netflix and a pregnant friend recommended it so we watched it the other night. It really got me thinking about how much hospitals push you to get that baby out...so they can get you out and someone else into that room. With our son I had pitocin and an epidural. Thank goodness the baby was fine and I didn't need a C-section but I did have a terrible episiotome (sp?) and I still get head & neck aches from the epidural almost 4 years later. Oh and also, because of the tearing and subsiquent repairs, they gave me demirol which knocked me out and I missed the first 6 hours of my son's life. Which, I believe, caused a lot of trouble with breastfeeding. He never did learn to latch on properly and ended up being formula fed. Then he had to be on special formula after a while because his little tummy couldn't tolerate the regular formulas.
So I have seen the domino effect it had on our family and this time I'm going to try a natural birth, though still in the hospital only because we are 25-30 minutes (in the middle of the night with no traffic) from the hospital and I wouldn't want to risk a long trip there in an emergency. Hopefully my OB and the hospital staff will be cooperative and not push for me to get the baby out before s/he is ready. I'll also try to labor at home longer, too, this time so that we don't feel rushed at the hospital.
So tell me your thoughts on the film if you've seen it. If you haven't seen it, check it out. I have always tried to be open minded about how people birth their babies and never judge, but this movie really hit me hard so I'm passing the word. =)
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