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March 17th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Has anyone else watched this documentary? What did you think of it?

I watched it for the 1st time last night and now I'm watching it with DH. We're about half way through it and he told how it makes him realize that everything I've been saying about child birth and prenatal care has been right all along. I found the movie to be extremely informative and some of it was very shocking. It makes me wish more women would take the time to educate themselves about child birth instead of just going with whatever their OB says.
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March 17th, 2010, 06:40 PM
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I enjoy that documentary. I also really enjoy Pregnant In America. I think DH likes that one better.
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March 17th, 2010, 06:49 PM
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I enjoy that documentary. I also really enjoy Pregnant In America. I think DH likes that one better.
What's that one about?
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March 17th, 2010, 07:33 PM
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With my 2nd pregnancy I didn't want to go back to the hospital so I made my husband watch this on Netflix. It helped him open his eyes to leaving the hospital. He wasn't a hundred percent sold yet but it was nice that it helped him think outside the normal box.

I own the documentary. I lent it to my SIL to watch and haven't gotten it back yet haha.
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March 17th, 2010, 09:59 PM
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When I was pregnant with Jonah I really wanted to see it, but it wasn't playing anywhere near us. We ordered it through netflix but it wasn't available until the week AFTER his birth LOL. One of my favorite memories is laying with teeny tiny newborn Jonah on my chest (he was stripped to his diaper, and tucked under my bathrobe) sleeping while I watched this I really miss when I could just lay with him like that. It lasted such a short time, I'm certainly going to savor it with this new baby!

LOL Sorry, that had nothing to do with your question. I just always have that warm snuggly feeling of that memory whenever someone mentions that documentary.

I really liked the movie. I liked that it did leave room to say, there is a time when a hospital birth is the safest, but it shouldn't necessarily be the norm. It really put into perspective that just like the rest of the health system in this country, delivering babies is a BUSINESS. I really want to read "Your Best Birth" which is written by Ricki Lake but it hasn't come into our library yet. I might buy a used copy of it.

My mom even liked that documentary, and as an ICU nurse she's always imagining the worst medical scenario in everything (because that is what she deals with every day) She's more accepting of our choice after having seen it
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March 18th, 2010, 07:32 AM
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What's that one about?
Pretty much the same thing, maternity crisis in America. But it's filmed by a husband whose wife is pregnant for the first time, and it's their journey to have a homebirth while at the same time exposing the maternity crisis.
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March 18th, 2010, 10:36 AM
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I enjoyed it. I saw it when I was pregnant with Lily and found it very informative.
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March 18th, 2010, 12:21 PM
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I haven't seen Pregnant in America, but would really love to. I loved the Business of Being Born!
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March 18th, 2010, 07:55 PM
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I got it from the library last month and watched it for the first time. I thought it was great. DH and I never had a chance to sit down and watch it together but I plan on borrowing it from my midwife to show to him.
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March 19th, 2010, 03:22 PM
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I enjoyed it as well and I think it has a lot of good information in it! Especially for people who have no exposure to NCB or home birth!

That being said I feel like there are some flaws in the movie and even MORE so in Pregnant in America. With Pregnant in America I just have a problem with the way that it was filmed. Very "propaganda" sounding. I feel like that style somewhat discredits any argument regardless of the validity.
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