Monday, March 30, 2009


Just wanted to write a quick post to tell you that we've added a books list to the sidebar. We will add to this list as we read and hear about other birthing type books. Soon we hope to link these to book reviews explaining what we like about them. But for now it's just there to let you know what's out there if you want to know more. If you have any recommendations for us, let us know what they are.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


I've just added some links that I found very informative.

Choices in Childbirth website is great to find information on hospital statistics, questions to ask your health care provider, and you can order the Guide to a Healthy Birth which lists certain rights that a mother has with her birth, it's great. However, the organization is based in New York. Great if you live there, not so much if you don't. But it still has other resources for non-New Yorkers.

MANA is the ultimate page if you have question about midwives. It will give you more information about midwifery and childbirth than you even knew existed and find a midwife for you in your area.

Midwifery Today is a website that is geared towards midwives but has such good information for everybody. Great articles, book suggestions, resources, support communities, education information, newsletters, and new and up coming research in the birthing field. Everything to keep you up to date on what's healthy and what's not in childbirth.

Business of Being Born

I just watched the movie The Business of Being Born by Rikki Lake and Abbey Epstein. I have to say that it was an excellent movie. It really makes a strong argument that home birth is safe and a preferable way to give birth. I have heard that the movie glorifies home birth and vilifies hospital birth and doctors too much. Considering how much hospital births have been unjustifiably glorified in this country I cannot see the justification behind this argument. It was so interesting to see how it depicted the way women lost their control over their births and how it is still regulated by different factors other then the women themselves. Even if a person is not considering a home birth or even a natural birth it would still be a good movie just to see how important it is to trust their body and be comfortable in taking control during their births. During my first birth I was too worried about being a "good" patient. I look back now and I wish I had had the courage to just tell everyone what I wanted when I wanted it. It would have made my experience much better. I really recommend this movie to anyone who is pregnant or just doesn't know that much about home birth. It is really eye opening. Anyone else seen it? Tell me what you thought!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pretty Funny!

I saw this online and thought it was so funny. I think it can also have some deeper meanings, too, if we try and think like an artist. So, you can decide what it means to you!