Jan 8, 2010

Pregnant in America got me shit scared.

As you all know, my Baby hunt is on its way. Trust me, this hasn't been easy. Leaving all the pills, inyections and whatever behind is hard but my body is slowly leaving all that behind and trying its best to be baby friendly. So, in my process, I decided to rent a little movie about being pregnant, just to learn a thing or two before it happens.

Jesus Holy Fucking Fuck, not a good idea. I sat there, scared shitless, more confused than ever. My boyfriend looked at me like... "what the fuck are you watching?". Let me give you the basics.

Steve Buonaugurio and his wife Mandy get pregnant like we are about to do, for the first time. They do a little research and find a little problem with the data they got. They are trying to figure out the difference between a natural childbirth and the usual, normal birth which includes the very famous pitusin or the cesarean.

You gotta give it to them. They are into natural stuff, healthy living, information. They just don't take things like the rest, they research and make informed opinions. Hm. Sort of.

They start interviewing doctors and mothers about their experiences giving birth. It might seem like the hospital-pitusin-cesarean way is extremely painful and not a great memory for both doctors, nurses and mothers. Interesting, one of my best friends had a baby a couple of months ago and he told me that it was short of a zombie movie, really bad.

Does it go on a natural-or-no-birth way sometimes? Yes. Did they all seemed a little biased against hospitals? Sure. Do they have also a point that women CAN have their baby at home? Sure. Does it mean it's safe? There lies the problem and hence, my confusion.

It is sort of a great movie for extremely green people, but with a sort of a lesson behind it, somewhere. I noticed it. Sad thing was, the people who made the movie didn't, at least that's what I got out of it at the end.

So this is sort of a review post but... also a cry for help. This movie confused me and even scared me a little. Not about getting pregnant. Not at all. In fact, I was at my doc yesterday and for a moment there, he was going to put me back in the pills for a month. Between you and me (don't tell my boyfriend), I almost cried. I didn't want to stop my search even for a second. At the end, the doc told me it was ok, let's keep trying. Yeyyyy!

Anyway. Where was I? Oh. I need mommies to give me their opinions. What happened when you gave birth? Did someone go the no-medications route? Am I right to be shit scared about giving birth at a hospital? What do you recommend, natural or normal hospital birth?

Come on ladies. I know you are out there, I know you read! Maybe I pissed you off with another post, maybe I am a little bitchy sometimes and opinionated... but you gotta help a sista' out! It's our first baby, and we're just trying to learn how to do this properly! We need help!

Pregnant in America is available at Netflix. Rent it and tell me what you thought, will you?

Much love from the soon to be pregnant Me.

2 comments:

Andrea V. Lewis said...

I'm in a similar though slightly less progressive path then you. My husband and I are planning to get pregnant at the EOY.

"Pregnant in America" is in my Netflix queue. After watching the documentary "The Business of Being Born", it made me realize how f'ed up the whole idea of having a baby in a traditional hospital setting is.

We're opting to work with a mid-wife and give birth at a birthing center instead of an OB/GYN at a hospital.

I know I'm not a mommy, but my best advice is to read, learn, watch as much as you can so you can decide what type of birthing plan you want. You and your boyfriend's pregnancy path can be whatever you want it to be. It's just a matter of finding the right people, whether that be doctors, doulas, midwives... that will stand up for your wants and needs.

Here are a few sites/blogs/posts that I've visited to get more info on the topic of natural births. on the whole pregnancy process.

-http://naturalpregnancyproject.com/
-http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/action.php
-http://www.mybestbirth.com/



Good luck on your baby-making adventures!

Me said...

I saw that movie as well! Didn't get me as scared as this one...

Thank you SO MUCH! I will start reading your links asap!!!

Happy Baby Making to you as well!

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