Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Business of Being Born

*Disclaimer: I am not pregnant, John and I are not trying....we just want to be educated before we start- I know how all of you think! ;-)

Hi friends, I just got the movie "The Business of Being Born" via Netflix today! If you haven't heard of this movie it is a {controversial} documentary about maternity care in today's hospitals. I haven't seen the movie yet so I am not promoting it or condemning but I am very excited to see it and I think I will probably agree with most of it! Click here to watch the trailer and read reviews of the film. If you are interested in watching it leave a blog comment and let me know, I want to have some people over to watch it together!

If you are interested in this topic I also recently read a book Called "Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born". I really enjoyed it, kind of freaky at times but very informative. The book is basically the evolution of births over the centuries and if you can get past the chapter on human evolution you'll love it! I think that is chapter 1 or 2, and I don't believe in the type of human evuolution she is talking about so I almost just tossed the whole book but I am glad I stayed with it!


the Zimels said...

Hi Natalee -
This is the next movie in my Netflix account! I can't wait to see it - you'll have to tell me how it is!
Love the birthing theme!

The Barnyard's said...

I can't wait to watch this!!! I loved choosing natural birth with my boys...i'm sure I'll agree with this movie!

Xanwater ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ said...

Funny, a friend just mentioned this movie to me yesterday. I will have to look into it!

the Zimels said...

Natalee -
Can you email me w/ your email address? zimelfamily (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.



The Rozell Family said...

when are we watching this? We REALLY want to see it. I am so glad you and John are educating yourself BEFORE you get pregnant. That was the BEST thing Clay and I did before having Rev. We were so happy wtih our birth experience at Inanna and looking forward to Rozell Casa for #2! Lets watch this movie!