I am so glad to see this movie
When I told everyone I was going to use a midwife for my birth two years ago no one protested to my face how much of a bad idea they thought it was. They all pulled my husband aside to use him to talk sence into me. The first thing they all told him was "how unsafe it was". My husbands counter argument was, "how do you know that, where have you read that?" Since their fear was not founded on anything except some general impresstion or tv and not on anything of substance, they would back down from my husbands statement. There are so many people out their who think home birth and trained midwifes are unsafe, but the numbers say something different. Women are made to be afraid of something they don't have to be afraid of. It is my most fervent hope that this movie will help to remove the fear that women have been made to feel. I think the movie do a good job at focsing on the most important things people need to know and the footage of the wonderful births on the film are esental. Women need to see real birth, and that's not what women are seeing on the screen. They are seeing fear and intervetion on the screen now. I am so glad my husband and I made the choice to be out of the hospital. My labor started and stopped, started again and from their took 21 hours before I had my daughter. There were no complications, I was just a putter. If I had been in a hospital they wouldn't have had the patince for me. They would have been trying to get me on the sugery table for sure, even though there was nothing wrong with me or baby. Since I was able to eat, drink and sleep during labor I was able to keep my strength up for the long hall. Yes I did sleep though contractions, it is possible. And no I didn't do any screaming like you see in the movies. (Remember, movies are movies)My birth was much like you will see on this film.
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