The Business of Being Born

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I reinstated our Netflix account so I could watch The Business of Being Born. Have you seen it? Ricki Lake is the Executive Producer. It’s all about home births, midwives, and the overmedication of our laboring mothers in hospitals. A definite must watch for any pregnant woman, or any person thinking of having a baby. Dads too.

I will admit, there are a few notions that are a little hippy for me. I believe we have made medical advances for good. We are able to be much more safe when delivering a baby. But if that is the case, why is the United States number 49 on the list of infant mortality rates (lowest to highest)? As high as 1 in 3 births is done by cesarean section in the US now.

Going into the documentary, I already had my stance. When I have my children, I would like to try for a natural birth. No drugs, no surgery. I’ll work with a certified midwife who can communicate my very specific birth plan to the hospital in which I give birth, in case something goes wrong. That being said, I was not overly shocked by any of the information in the film. I was in awe, however, and teared up more than a few times.

Watch it.

xoxo, Mallory

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