>If you have not been to a screening of The Business of Being Born, you must! Rent it from netflix, xboxlive, blockbuster, borrow a friends copy. This is a must see for every woman. I have always loved pregnancy and birth. Even after the trauma I experienced with Kiah’s birth, afterwards, I still felt that birthing my baby was amazing. I couldn’t wait to do it again!
This film was put together very well. It’s hard to argue with facts.
I loved how they talked about how the use of midwives declined throughout the 1900’s, the smear campaigns, and how birth has moved into the hospitals and become a true money making business. It’s a business for the hospitals, the OB’s, and the insurance companies. That part I already knew, but to hear other professionals talking about it, that’s another thing.
Seeing this film has fired my passion for pregnancy and birth, and becoming a midwife even more!
I’m focusing this year on my family, this new life I’m growing, and attending as many midwifery, birth, doula conferences as I can. Also, reading as many breastfeeding, pregnancy, midwifery, and birth books I can get my hands on.
Then next year I’ll be in a better place to start midwifery school.
I’ve know for years that America is in bad shape when it comes to birth, but my eyes are being opened more and more everyday.
Like I said before, my passion started to develop a couple of years ago. I didn’t read any books, I was just going on my own experience. I think that’s a pretty good experience to go by, don’t you think?
I’m just now getting around to watching videos, documentaries, and reading books.
Right now I’m reading Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. It is amazing! The first half of the book is filled with positive birth stories, and the second half talks about our bodies and birth.
It is past time that women take back our bodies ,and our right to birth in it’s normal, beautiful state.
I’m proud to be a part of this childbirth movement, even if it is a small part.