Just1more - haha - I'm awake and 'chatty' as all the kids fell asleep:
I think it is odd solely because of how honest it really was, usually I expect documentaries to be much more biased.
If that part wasn't in there I probably would have thought "Oh thats nice, but things dont always go smoothly-what then?". Instead you got to see where things didn't go as desired and a midwife knew enough of the scope of her practice to transfer care,
I kind of wondered today while going over the video in my mind why the midwife or doctor didn't catch the IUGR (sounds like that was the babes prob) as at the doctors appt. babe was 2 pounds 3 ounces on the ultra sound. Fast forward some and It showed her going into labor and being transferred because of breech.Then babe was born csec at 3 pounds 5 ounces.
Now unless they were really transferring because babe was premature and they just said breech for the purpose of the film (not so likely?) wouldn't have fundal measurements and palpatation have shown that babe was extremely small and something was going on? I felt like that could have been a chance to show a midwife not just reacting to a problem "oops! Problem!" but also being proactive.
I don't know, I felt that was the odd part. No one caught the babe was so small.
Originally Posted by Just1More
I always thought that was weird. I guess they were just trying to be honest, and that's what happened, so they ran with it. I just felt like the whole time they were playing up homebirth...and then she had a c-section. Struck me odd.