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Old 01-01-2012, 03:36 PM   #11
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I loved it. The sequel "more business of being born" just came out and that one's great too.

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Old 01-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #12
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I loved it!
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:10 PM   #13
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I did not like it and neither did my DH. He actually found it for us to watch. I thought some of the arguments presented used really flawed logic. The documentary actually made DH feel more anti homebirth because the reasoning used wasn't very solid.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:58 PM   #14
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Re: just watched

Is there anywhere to watch the more business of being born online?

I watched the first one with dp and neither of us were that impressed, it unfortunately did not convince him of anything so I am still fighting for a hb, he thinks a hospital birth with a midwife should be sufficient. I already had a completely natural hospital birth with an ob which he thought was perfect.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #15
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I watched it and found it extremely beneficial to the fears and lack of confidence I was facing at the time. It's very refreshing to hear someone say, "you can handle this" and to trust my body. I don't have the "luxury" of a home birth option because it's not covered by my insurance. But even if I did, I have preeclampsia so I'm thankful to have an awesome male OB that I trust completely and has stood up for me and saved my life last week

I'll definitely be watching the new one!
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:46 PM   #16
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Re: just watched

I saw it...opened my eyes to a lot.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:59 PM   #17
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Nothing new in it for me. I was actually taught most of the presented in NURSING SCHOOL! We are not as naive as assumed.
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Re: just watched

I enjoyed it, it was pretty informative. But I personally liked Pregnant in the America more. Ricky Lake has always annoyed the heck out of me.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #19
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I watched it, nothing was new to me as I've already done courses in Childbirth Education (to teach) and etc. But it was a nice film and I bought it because I just enjoy watching things like that. I do like Pregnant In America better though. It has a lot of the same stuff in it, but it follows a husband and wife planning their homebirth and you see them talking to Doctors and such about homebirth. It's a good film. I will watch More Busines of Being Born, because like I said, I just enjoy films like that. I dont' think the film should be the deciding factor in if you birth at home or not, but it's a good piece to get you started in making that decision.
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Re: just watched

I watched it. It's a sweet film in the same way that any of the birth stories are sweet - it's heartwarming to watch women in those moments immediately following the birth of their child.

As far as being informational regarding home v. hospital birth, I don't think it offers anything I haven't learned either through my own childbirths or through my nursing education. I do however think that there are some statistics presented in a way that makes them seem more important than they actually are. It is difficult to get truly meaningful data when you are not comparing apples to apples and this is left out of the film for the most part.

I agree with much of the film, but really it's not all that earthshattering. Homebirths attended by educated and appropriately qualified/licensed/etc. midwives are safe for the majority of those who seek them. I think though that it tends to be scare tactics when discussing how birth was handled in hospitals 100 years ago and then in the next sentence explaining how a contemporary midwife handles care. Showing women receiving sedation in the mid-1900s and the next image of a midwife well equipped with modern birthing supplies (including things like pitocin) is a startling image. However, it isn't really accurate to compare those images.

I do appreciate that it portrays the homebirthing women receiving appropriate prenatal care and does not promote ignoring proven prenatal care in the home setting. Seeing midwives equipped with education, knowledge and modern medicine is often not the image that is portrayed for homebirthing and that is nice to see.
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