everyone keeps telling me how great netflix is so we finally signed up this week. i was amazed when our first 3 dvds showed up the very next day. this documentary about babies and birth really stood out to me so i ordered it. (.... i'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that i am 9 months pregnant...)
anyway, i watched it late last night trying to rest on the couch and it seriously changed my opinion on child birth.
i am the first to admit that i am not exactly a tree-hugging granola-y type mom who wanted to have babies at home (although i understand why women do) and that i ended up getting an epidural with cody although i do try to be pretty conscientious and aware of my choices. but during this pregnancy i have told myself that i don't want to have any kind of interventions, ie. epidural, inductions, c-section during the birth unless absolutely necessary. i have been planning for this the whole pregnancy for many reasons, including some unpleasant outcomes of my last delivery.
i'm really hoping i can do it on my own and i think it will make it even more of a life changing experience for me. i have no bad feelings or judgements about any birthing desicions that mothers make. i just feel that this is the best choice for me personally.
i HIGHLY recommend the movie to anyone. i asked merv to watch it again with me this afternoon and we were both amazed.
update: just to be clear- i am not planning a home birth. sacred heart hospital all the way for me.