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post #21 of 47
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Originally Posted by pinksprklybarefoot View Post
I'll be honest... I shaved all of the way through pregnancy. I think I even did at the very beginning of labor.

However, now that the baby is actually here, I somehow find my time for personal hygiene lacking.
Ditto. Although, I still keep it shaved. I do not like the hairy look.
post #22 of 47
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Originally Posted by fishface View Post
Some of my friends did the whole "is that REALLY necessary?" bit and were countered with "that is the CLEANEST birth you will EVER see". They had nothing to say to that. I had no problems with it. If anything, it was tame. But I was surprised at how totally and absolutely hairless she was. :
People in the movie theater were so grossed out when they showed it. But that was the first thing I said to my DH after they showed it! Wow, that's way too clean to be real! And where is the pubic hair?

ETA: I *wish* I could shave or at least groom right now, but there's no way I could reach!

And there's another movie that shows a baby being born - Dr. T and the Women.
post #23 of 47
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Originally Posted by YumaDoula View Post
Hey, I screamed for a C-SECTION during my twins birth! (And the nurse said, "oh no, honey, you really don't want that!" Thank you, anonymous nurse!)
Oh, me too! I asked during the pushing phase for them to just cut "it" out!
post #24 of 47
During my first VBAC I also asked for the c-section. They thougt I was serious, but I then turned it down, walked down the hallway to the delivery room (separate from labor room) and he was crowning.
post #25 of 47
YEah, I screamed for the epidural during my first birth (a UC).

I screamed for a "C-section at the neck" during the second one (a totally natural but difficult hospital transfer).

Loved the movie!
post #26 of 47
I enjoyed the scene and was surprised how unmedical it was, parents standing their ground, etc. And her asking for the epidural at the end is what almost EVERY mother does "I NEED something!" even if they don't really really mean it. But the doc was great, "It's too late...etc....and that's not what you wanted anyway" or something like that. So sweet for him to say that at the end! that's exactly what a mom needs to hear!
post #27 of 47
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Originally Posted by Inner_Serenity View Post
My original goal was to find a woman who would allow me to shoot the baby coming out and match it to the real shot. I wanted to use the same sheets and the same bed. We came close to getting it done, but the State of California said, 'You can't do it because the unborn child would need a worker's permit.' Of course, I couldn't get that until it was born!"
That's so weird, what about all of the births they shoot for educational purposes or Baby Story? I'm confused...
post #28 of 47
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Originally Posted by moodyred01 View Post
That's so weird, what about all of the births they shoot for educational purposes or Baby Story? I'm confused...
A for profit movie might be different legally than a documentary??
post #29 of 47
Maybe they are not filmed in CA.
post #30 of 47
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Originally Posted by applejuice View Post
Maybe they are not filmed in CA.
Baby Story is filmed in NJ/NY/CT area. They used to do some in CA, though, I think, but are pretty much only around NYC nowadays.
post #31 of 47
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She actually got in the tub to relax in early labor, you never see that in hollywood! Then it showed the doctor acting like an ass and he took him outside and told him he needed to be nicer to her because this was her experience, I was like, who wrote this?! It was surprisingly sensitive for a mainstream movie.
I know! I was so impressed and loved it! When she was flipping out after not being able to get her OB I told my BF, "THIS is how it REALLY works."

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I'll be honest... I shaved all of the way through pregnancy. I think I even did at the very beginning of labor.
But there were no stray hairs, no bumps, no skin discoloration, no nothing. It was REALLY weird. (though obviously fake)


We were DYING at the fights between her sister and BIL. THEY FIGHT JUST LIKE US, especially when he was sniping to her abotu how she worries about everything, and one of her worries was vaxes! (not to mention the Spiderman 3 fight.....we had, um, the same exchange over Spiderman 3) It was so embarrassing but I figure HEY, we must be pretty ok if they're making fun of this couple.....we must not be the only ones. Plus the husband responds to EVERYTHING like my BF would. (lets stuff roll of his back and keeps going, thinks I'm nuts, etc. :-) )
post #32 of 47
I really like this movie and I hate the way that pregnancy and birth is normally protrayed in movies. She seemed like a strong woman who stood up for what she wanted. I couldn't believe when they showed the crowning scene either. I really liked how she was all relaxing in the tub in early labor - I was leaning over to my husband and saying "She should have a UC" since their doctor was out of town. I want to see it again.
post #33 of 47
I haven't seen the movie, but I was just reading this about the guidelines and working restrictions for infants in California.

My favorite part?

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1-month-old twins who were born two months premature had been slathered with cream cheese and jelly for a birth scene. (Screen Actors Guild guidelines do cover condiment usage. Grape, red currant, and cherry jelly can be used to simulate birth-related fluids. Strawberry, raspberry, and K-Y jellies are a no-no, for fear of allergic reactions.)
Amy
post #34 of 47
I totally LOVED the movie. There were a bunch of high schoolers behind me making comments about the birth scene though.
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by Inner_Serenity View Post
My original goal was to find a woman who would allow me to shoot the baby coming out and match it to the real shot. I wanted to use the same sheets and the same bed. We came close to getting it done, but the State of California said, 'You can't do it because the unborn child would need a worker's permit.' Of course, I couldn't get that until it was born!"
OMG
post #36 of 47
Cool Now I have to see this movie
post #37 of 47
I thought it was great. VERY funny, and I too was really surprised at how non-mainstream the birth was. I was like, hooray, a natural birth in a major movie that a lot of people are going to see! I love the way the father took control and told the doctor to back off.

Afterward my husband was like, 'I thought pregnant women didn't bother with any pubic hair, um, upkeep, since you can't see it anymore' and I had to laugh. I was like, it's probably fake, plus a lot of women go to salons to get waxed.
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by LilMama23 View Post
I totally LOVED the movie. There were a bunch of high schoolers behind me making comments about the birth scene though.
Yeah, there were two teenage girls in front of me that squealed.
post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by notjustmamie View Post
I haven't seen the movie, but I was just reading this about the guidelines and working restrictions for infants in California.

Amy
Fascinating! Thanks for filling me in, I was so confused!
post #40 of 47
I LOVED that movie. It was soo funny and the birth scene was different from what we usually see. When they showed the crowning, I laughed soo much I was crying. I guess I was really suprised because you never get to see that in movies.

My DP said...is that really what it looks like when you give birth. And I said yes it does...so he said, OMG it stretches a lot Poor you

Gotta love him
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