Wednesday, May 13, 2009

You Gotta Watch THIS!


junior_goddess said...

"Hospitals get in the way."

So true, so true.

Bet you loved this.

Scrabblequeen said...

It is so hard to compete with the messages hospital put out re birth, as all of their clients repeat them for free. I hope lots of families see these videos!

Laura Jane said...

Bloody brilliant!!!!

So eloquent, it so cuts through the BS spouted by the hospitals and policy makers.

Good luck to em all!

Thanks so much for the link Lisa!

Anonymous said...

When my first child was born 35 years ago, I wanted to have the birth "my way." Providence and Humana (now Ak Regional) would automatically hook you up to a fetal monitor, etc, etc. so I refused to go there. There were no midwives doing home births, because I tried to find them. I ended up going to the old Valley Hospital in Palmer, where I found a very competent and laid-back family doctor and had the closest thing to natural childbirth you could get at the time. I ended up have two more children that way--and I noticed that I had easier births and recovered more quickly than my friends who had the medical-intervention labors in the Anchorage hospitals.

I'm glad to see it that home birth and midwives are now readily accessible. We are made to have children; we just need to be allowed to do so.

Thanks for the refreshing videos.

Tara said...

Aren't these great? I got the link to them from a listserv I'm on. Good idea to post them on your blog!

Anonymous said...

I wish all the young pregnant women I know could see this - they're all convinced the pain will be overwhelming, and opt for epidurals, even planned C sections. I gave birth to my 2nd with no pain meds, and he came out so alert and happy!