have you heard about the new movie Pregnant in America? i've been hearing the buzz and i cannot tell you how flippin' excited this movie makes me.
see the trailer
i know i can get on a soapbox of sorts once in a while about natural childbirth, i dont regret my feelings at all. i just get to stinking frustrated with america (on innumerable levels) but especially on how over medicated and hysterical we all are about everything. pregnancy is not a medical event and labor is not an emergency. no country in the world can justify the 30% csection rate that america boasts. at the very most a 10-15% rate might be reasonable. hospitals and doctors are by and large money making machines and i for one will not be their cash cow - especially because of misinformation and fear tactics put out there about birth. it's just so utterly irresponsible! did you know that the average OB/gyn will be sued approximately three times in his or her career to the tune of $2.5-3 million dollars. i wont give up my birth experience so s/he can cover their butt. empower yourself against the lies!