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May 10th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Britt3's Avatar Super Mommy
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Did anyone see this past Saturday Night Live episode? (first one I've watched in years, it wasn't that great). There was a skit on there about child birth, and during a birthing class the teacher showed a video of a woman giving birth at home. Of course they showed the woman doing silly rituals, and movements with her husband. Then she brought in another woman who was in labor, so they could help birth each other's babies. At any rate.. then they made some mention of eating the placenta if I remember correctly.

Does anyone else get aggravated at this? I mean, I can see the humor and laugh it off.. but it just feeds into the stigmatism and stereotype of home birthers. We aren't idiots who use LSD and sing Kumbaya during labor. (ok, maybe some women sing during labor.. more power to them!) It just gets on my nerves that people think this way.

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May 10th, 2011, 06:16 PM
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I kinda felt the same way about the back up plan. And it turned my husband off to HB for a bit until I told him it wasnt really like that unless we wanted it to be.

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May 10th, 2011, 09:39 PM
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ugh...I hate the comical jokes about it as well even though I can laugh at them at the same time...I do feel it's a stereotype....*sigh*
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May 11th, 2011, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by navywifey2003 View Post
I kinda felt the same way about the back up plan. And it turned my husband off to HB for a bit until I told him it wasnt really like that unless we wanted it to be.
^^ ditto - I hated that part of the movie.
Ye - the way all birth is portrayed in popular culture is pretty bad. Either - Dr rescuing poor woman and saving her and delivering her from evil - I mean - child birth, or they make it look like only crazy, witchy, women chanting and being all 'freaky' and giving birth at home with a pool and a towel to bite. It;s dumb.

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May 11th, 2011, 09:29 PM
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Yeah my hb didn't look anything like that, had to roll my eyes a little.
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May 11th, 2011, 11:35 PM
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Didn't see it, but can't imagine doing all that "hippie" type stuff.
My husband is excited about homebirth because he knows his TV and BBQ are close at hand. LOL We don't fit the stereotypes at all.
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May 19th, 2011, 11:26 AM
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I didnt see it, but I heard about it. Stuff like that irritates me, but I laugh it off.
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