Originally Posted by dislocator3972
I think they were trying to be open-minded but they somehow missed the difference between homebirth and unassisted birth.
I suppose the bit about the 'emergency rush to the hospital' was a bit biased. A lot biased. They only showed footage of the woman having a contraction in the cab, made the whole thing seem so traumatic when really she was on the phone and chatting the whole time. Then, they forgot to mention that the emergency c section was done by the doctor who had agreed to be their backup in exactly this situation, and that everything went exactly as planned.
I totally agree with the first part - I heard the reporter mention unassisted birth a couple of times, and was like: "But, that's not unassisted...?"
I wasn't aware of any part of the last paragraph of your post...it really irritates me that such important details were left out and how they made the whole thing seem so traumatic. I mean, it is fair to show what could potentially happen, but at least include those details so that people can realize that was part of the plan if something went wrong. I'm not exactly sure why she had to be transferred anyway...?
The fake baby part was creepy
. I had to fast forward through some of that. But besides that, and the psychologist guy
, I thought the show was pretty good. IMO, they did a fair job at bringing these subjects that are so taboo and feared by our culture out into the open, so that the general population can see that there is a growing movement towards homebirths, extended breastfeeding, etc. I especially loved the part where they interviewed Robyn from VA beach's older children about breastfeeding, and showed how they are well adjusted, normal kids. I thought that was cool.
And they also mentioned that the natural weaning age around the world was about 4 years old. At least they included some good facts.