Maybe you have noticed one of the latest YouTube phenomenons- the Harlem Shake. There are dozens of them online. They all start in a similar way- one person dancing and then- BOOM- a room fool of craziness and chicken suits.
But of course, for any true birth nut a Harlem Shake fad wouldn’t be complete without a NATURAL BIRTH version.
I have this crazy friend Shannon who of course MADE one and it is hilarious. It has everything you need in a natural birth version of the Harlem Shake- a water birth, (look closely!) some hands and knees contractions, ecstatic birth, baby wearing, nursing, etc. Really, you have to watch it a few times (with the screen expanded) to get the entire amazingness of it all.
Here it is:
Now I would love to leave you with just that version (it is hilarious. I mean this very thing happened to me the other day at playgroup….) but I thought you deserved to see this version too-
It’s true. Once you have kids you can’t really take a bath alone any more. It does kind of end up like that. You might as well roll with it!
And I thought maybe I could find a way to work in this version … but I couldn’t really think how it was relevant.
Nope. This is getting a little crazy.
Ladies, one thing I do know is this: more people deserve to know that birth can be amazing, beautiful and mother AND baby friendly. Spread the word any way you can.