*Disclaimer: This post is about birth, the process, etc. If that makes you uncomfortable, then please, move on!*
Have you seen this video? So fascinating! Midwife/homebirth is something that I find so intriguing. Both of my births were in the hospital, under the care of my family doctor. The first one was one that I struggled to deal with for a long time. I ended up having demerol, which totally messed with me, and I regret doing that. If had known that I would be ready to push an hour later, I would never have done it. But I've gotten past that now.
My second birth was much better. I felt like a had a little more control. My doctor was so great. That's what I love about her, she doesn't push anything on me, but just lets me decide what I want to do.
Anyway, this video, The Business of Being Born, is so eye opening. I've never learned so much about birth before. Why can't we all be given this information before giving birth?
I'd love to hear your stories and why you chose what you did.
Oh, and if you want to check out the video, here is a link to where you can watch it for free. There is a tiny bit of bad language and of course, nudity, since it's about giving birth :) Watch at your own discretion. Think prenatal classes video, with a midwife perspective. The video is over an hour long, so only click if you have time!