Posts Tagged ‘childbirth’

Lifetime show “One Born Every Minute”, alternate title “Would You Like an Epidural With That?”

Friday, February 4th, 2011 by by

I let another baby show into my life today.  It snuck up on me and I missed the premiere but thankfully Jezebel.com reminded me.  I set off to DVR the next showing.  Luckily, I knew the network, Lifetime, wouldn’t hold out on me too long before it re-aired the premiere.  I flipped through a day’s worth of quality programming such as “Reba,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Unsolved Mysteries,” and a heckuvalotta paid programming on how to lose weight, eat right, and get rid of stretchmarks…… then…… bam!  Next airing.  Remind me next time to find the title!  ”One Born Every Minute.”  Where have I heard that phrase before…… oh right.

I already knew coming into this episode that it was snarky and less than supportive of natural childbirth.  Both Jezebel.com and The Feminist Breeder had posts up already.  I wanted to see for myself.

In the introduction there are SCREAMING women cut into tiny, quick shots for high drama.  If I were pregnant I would want to run away screaming already.  Nothing like showing a woman (more…)

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Birth Expo Saturday, April 17th in Roanoke, VA

Friday, April 16th, 2010 by by

I received information from Jennifer’s Cloth Diaper Boutique, that there will be a Birth Expo this Saturday, April 17th, here is the information

We are pleased to announce that Roanoke’s most innovative

educational Exposition is coming again on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at
Tanglewood Mall. Hosted by the New Life Birth Center, La Leche League
of Roanoke, and the International Cesarean Awareness Network of
Southwestern Virginia


As in the past we will have educational sessions that cover
nutrition and exercise during pregnancy, how to avoid a cesarean
section, breastfeeding, (more…)

Childbirth – It should be a magical moment every time

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 by by

Since I have been part of JustMommies for over 5 years I have seen a lot of discussions about childbirth.  I have had two medicated vaginal births, an emergency csection, an unmedicated vbac, a really long and arduous childbirth, a really fast labor, and childbirth that didn’t go according to plan more than once.  I think I have had a taste of it all.

It has taken me time to realize how magical childbirth is no matter how it happens.  After I had my son, I remember defensively telling everyone about how long his childbirth was and having to explain to everyone why I ended up getting an epidural – like I really had to explain this.  Lots of women get epidurals and they shouldn’t have to feel guilty about it, but for some reason we do – or I did.

When I had Angie, I didn’t even bother trying.  After all, my first attempt (more…)