BOBB has done an amazing job of getting more publicity about the subject of birth.
I've noticed that midwives, doulas, childbirth educators and the like are feeling renewed
energy because of the impact of the movie.
I really think the next step is to come up with a national (or even international) plan to change
birth. With so many incredibly interesting people with so much passion on this site and in the birth world, I think we could easily come up with a plan to create change much faster.
How is change created?
One major way is the media.
How can we change the media? It really isn't difficult.
We create a group of women who love to write articles and give them the knowledge they
need to successfully submit their articles to the pregnancy and women's magazines (plus some others). We give them training and create a support group so that they can learn from each other and feel some accountability and encouragement to continue.
There are dozens of other things that we could or should be doing to make a big impact but I'm going to let that go for now because I really want to open up the discussion.
Please help with your positive ideas of what could be done. Or examples of things that have happened in your community that have been really effective.
Director of The Birthing Business Institute