We no longer live there but it got me wondering if 80% of the women there really needed that c-section. Women desperately need this information as there seems to be a huge lack of resources and access to birth options. All of this is as a result of the practice of giving birth through hospitals in the country. Which then increases the risks. The traditional form of U. . This video is exactly what happened to me.
Having my first baby was a complete disastrous process in the hospital. However, that is where I believe technology has had a positive effect on birth. So many aspects of our system did not make sense to me and did not seem to function in the best interest of mothers and babies. Running Time: 74 min 3. This documentary, directed by Abby Epstein, examines the ways that the American health care system approaches childbirth. It is our diverse population that distorts those statistics in where we stand in the world. We just started hosting around the country and I am reminded once again about why this arena is my passion.
Focusing on New York City, the film reveals that there is much to distrust behind hospital doors and follows several couples who decide to give birth on their own terms. I had an amazing pregnancy, and when they decided to induce me, that's when everything got complicated. When Epstein discovers that she is pregnant herself, the discussion becomes less theoretical, as she must decide which form of birthing she will employ. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to explore the maternity care system in America. Now midwives are often perceived as unprepared.
This video shows how and why the hospitals are about the money obviously and not about the way nature intended. As Always a 100% - 30 Day Money Back Guarantee! The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Not as a completely natural event that all women are completely capable of handling. For me, this is not about promoting natural birth or claiming one model of care is superior to another. Whether they chose to deliver at a hospital, home or birthing center, these heartfelt and humorous testimonies speak to the lasting power of the birth experience. The film associates the amount of trust we put into hospitals and technology is reflected upon our infant-mortality rate.
Women need to remember that our bodies were made to do this! I was able to control my birth experiance and bond with my son on my terms. Save your Thursday nights and just watch these instead of going to pre-natal class. Explore Your Options examines the pros and cons of birth centers, described as a perfect middle ground between home and hospital. How and where you decide to bring your child into this world is a choice that belongs to you. I wish they spent more time on scientific evidence and facts about how intervention cascades unfold during pregnancy and childbirth and less time on the personal stories but overall this was a great watch and I would recommend. In the film Marsden Wagner M. Dont think i'll buy something from this seller again.
The bottom line is that mothers who receive attentive prenatal care and have a safe, positive birth experience are in a better position to create a healthy attachment to their infants, have more success breastfeeding and enter the experience of motherhood feeling empowered. A natural part of life. It also excludes men from the process and experience of pregnancy, as much as they can experience it. Globally, in 2009, an estimated 3. My second child, I opted for a water birth.
Births then went into the hospitals and midwives did not follow. The copy i got was a burned dvd with a sticker label. No drugs, no doctors, no ripping. How do American doctors make their choices regarding the way their patients give birth, and who is intended to benefit? Special Deliveries: Celebrity Mothers Talk Straight on Birth Featuring celebrity moms Laila Ali, Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, Alyson Hannigan, Melissa Joan Hart, Kellie Martin, Alanis Morissette, Christy Turlington-Burns and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Special Deliveries is a collection of intimate birth stories from a diverse group of mothers. I ask you to join me in fighting for the right of all mothers to have access to safe birth options. Like the life-changing empowerment I experienced during the births of my children, my work on behalf of global motherhood has revolutionized my purpose in the world. Running Time: 55 min 2.
Special features include Alanis Morissette and Alyson Hannigan on the advantages of doulas, Christy Turlington Burns on her unexpected complications at a birth center, Molly Ringwald on how she avoided a cesarean birth with her twins and Gisele Bundchen and Michelle Alves on the cesarean epidemic in their native Brazil. I could see people who fully support medical interventions for childbirth being put off and feeling this book was biased but I found it a great resource. Childbirth is a natural process but we treat it in the U. This creates a culture of fear surrounding labor instead of empowering women to feel confident. The traditional form of U. That's how having babies moved into the hospital system.
While midwives preside over the majority of births in Europe and Japan, fewer than ten percent of American mothers employ them, despite their proven record of care and success. Our neonatal statistics are not the greatest. Director Abby Epstein and producer Ricki Lake offer a probing look at childbirth in America in the documentary The Business of Being Born, which explores the history of obstetrics, the history and function of Midwives, and how many common medical practices may be doing new mothers more harm than good. Last November, Abby and I released our follow-up series, a. Much of the talk is about how valuable women find the support of other women.