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For folks who love the documentary film, The Business of Being Born, but may not fit into the box of expecting or recently delivered moms...although we love and respect them all!!!

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Comment by Jennifer McAllister on May 6, 2009 at 10:59am
I watched this movie a week before my baby was born. I'm in Canada and had been in the care of midwives - and when my water broke I went about my day. I'd planned on having my baby at the hospital with a midwife - even though I really wanted a homebirth. Because of my age and my mother's birth experiences, my husband wanted me to have my FIRST birth at the hospital (my mom was in a coma prior to birth). I went to the hospital to be assessed by the midwife who was delivering another baby there - and was sent home (even though I was in "serious" labor) expecting to be in labor for 10 more hours (first baby 1cm dialated). Three hours later I got to the "I can't do it anymore" stage - and after 20 minutes of trying not to push - the emergency midwife arrived to confirm that I was through transition in less than 3 hours - and had a quick baby - 6lb 2oz, no tearing, APGARs 9,10. It was the MOST incredible experience EVER! And I've been telling EVERYONE to watch the movie and how incredible my birth was (the midwives were even able to get the cord blood - even though they had never done it themselves before). =) Thank you for your encouragement!
Comment by AmyE on May 6, 2009 at 8:11am
I loved this movie. The only thing I did not like was that there was only one birth in a hospital, so I think women who would never consider a homebirth might not look into what options there are with midwives in a hospital. I wish more women knew about midwives and knew they could still deliver in a hospital with them if they want. They are more likely to have a natural birth with a midwife if that is what they want and they could still have midwifery care even if they decide they want an epidural. With my third baby, the midwife was in the room almost the entire time. With my second, I got to the hospital about an hour before my baby was born, so the midwife was with me for that final hour.

Amy
Mom to 3 (2 born with midwives)
www.sofiabean.com
Comment by Becki O on May 4, 2009 at 2:11am
Amazing documentary which makes me grateful to live in the UK, where the art of midwifery is not YET so scarce as in the US. I still love to lend out my copy to other prospective mums though, as popular 'too posh to push' celebrity culture here continues to glamourise/normalise hospital births, and unfortunately homebirth is still percieved here as the risky/far out option.
Well done Rikki and Abby.
Comment by Sherrie Opitz on May 3, 2009 at 7:58am
I loved this movie, my husband went with, I have five kids, and delivered two myself! I have experienced ecstatic, painless childbirth! I am a doula, and a junior in a BSN program now. I love to empower women with educated, supported childbirth! I would love to go to the Farm, maybe someday...I believe (and have looked at the research) that supports the normal physiologic process of birth! Love IT!!!!
Comment by Katrina L. Gray on May 3, 2009 at 6:38am
Because of this film, I had a incredible birth at The Farm. I live in Nashville, and was nine weeks pregnant when I saw BoBB at The Belcourt Theater. I knew that The Farm would be the best place for me to birth, but I was looking for some sort of sign to confirm this. First, Ina May was featured in the movie. Second, I heard a woman (who is now a dear friend) in the theater lobby talking about her amazing birth experience at The Farm, and I approached her about it, and she shared her story with me. I got two signs! I called the next day, and my life transformed.
Comment by Jessica on May 2, 2009 at 6:39pm
I saw BOBB with my husband at the showing at Columbia in the Spring of 08. I was due in July but it was a life changing experience for both of us (and not because he was the only male in the audience). I set about trying to find a midwife but almost all in the city (NYC) were booked by that point. There was one who could take me but it wasn't a fit. However, I found a doula who was an incredible presence at our birth. She gave us confidence, calm and love and we labored at home until I was pretty close. I delivered my son at St. Vincent's and was able to have almost no intervention whatsoever (didn't even have an IV except they did give me one of those darn heplock things). It was amazing and I know it is a gift because not every experience is like that. But I never even knew a low/non intervention birth was even possible until I saw BOBB so I've become committed to helping get the word out in any way I can.
Comment by Kate Susskind on May 2, 2009 at 2:42pm
Astounding and touching. It made me reevaluate my entire birth experience.
Comment by Erica Wiswell on May 2, 2009 at 8:31am
I had hoped that by inviting my teenage sister to both of my births (one in a birth center, one at home), she would see how wonderful natural, home birth is, and she would want to do the same. Well, shortly after my second was born, I learned that my birth experience (which was wonderful!), had only influenced her to have all of her children by cesarean. :(

So, when BOBB came out, I called my mom (who is VERY supportive of natural and home birth, even though she thought that I was nuts during my first pg), and said, "You guys HAVE to come see this with me!" I'm so glad that I did, because my sister's view completely changed! Her exact words were, "I want my birth(s) to be like everything in the movie...except for the cab ride!" I am so, so thankful to Abby and Ricki for making this film, and for changing the hearts of those like my sister. She's only 16 (she was 14 when she saw the film), but I think that it's so important that she's considering these things now, so that she has a firm stance and sense of direction when she does get pregnant someday!
Comment by Cyndi on May 1, 2009 at 5:24pm
This is a truly amazing documentary that I always recommend to anyone. I had my daughter naturally at a birth center. Still to this day when I tell people I had a natural child birth they either look at me like I have two heads or praise me for it. It's truly a shame that childbirth has become such a scary medical procedure to so many people.
Comment by patrece Bryan on May 1, 2009 at 8:22am
I'm not a mother, just a fan of film and I've recommended this documentary to everyone I know. So informative. So engaging. Truly life changing. Everyone should see this movie!
 

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