I'm a graduate student and was afraid I had little options in some of my health care decisions. Just after getting pregnant, my partner happened to see an ad for BOBB. We streamed it through Netflix that night. The film inspired days of conversation between us. Previously, we would have gone through the motions and agreed to what we were told. After much discussion, my partner declared "I want to help. I want to participate like the dads in the movie." We started researching our options and coming up with a birth plan that WE wanted. How involved and happy we felt! At our second appointment, we met with one of the doctors with whom we discussed our plan. She stated, frankly, that if the labor wasn't progressing in 2-4 hours, they would typically administer pitocin and/or C-section! 2-4 hours!?! I don't think so. She said we might be happier at a nearby hospital with a birthing center (and CNM and doulas and a birthing tub and....). We agreed. I called my student health office to request a change in the referral. The coordinator happily agreed and said that many other students had great (natural!) experiences at the birthing center! We are so grateful to the makers of the film for opening our eyes.