Home births, Midwives, Hospitals

Random birth resources that helped us.

These two movies are very interesting and informative to watch for anyone who is pregnant. They helped us make our decision on home birth. In my opinion, both movies are open minded and help people see the other side that is mostly hidden.

http://pregnantinamerica.com/index.php

http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/

You can probably find these movies on YouTube.

Earlier in our research about conventional vs. alternative medicine I stumbled on the article, Death by Medicine. It opened my eyes to what goes on in hospitals. I realized that a lot of malpractice happens because we as patients allow this to happen. We let conventional medicine get away with unnecessary deaths party because we do not ask questions and blindly believe everything we are told.

But anyways back to birth and pregnancy. . .

Another resource that I enjoyed while pregnant was Dr. Andrew Saul’s Pregnancy and Lactation. Except I do not think that the book that he mentions about brestfreeding is a good book. It is saturated with the idea of building a child centered home starting with breast feeding.

Baby Wise, on the other hand, is a better alternative. I enjoy the fact that in this book the main idea is that a husband and wife are an established family and a baby enters the family. Not – a family is created when a baby is born. It is also written from a Christian world view of children. Not like the previous book, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, which feels like it is written from a Marxist point of view.

Of course there were a lot of other resources that have influenced our decisions. From numerous other books and articles to personal testimonies of people around us on both home and hospital births that I hope t share later. These are just a few off the top of my head.

If you have any interesting information about home births please share in the comments below!