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Have you read Pushed? the business of being born?

post #1 of 27
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just wondering how many here have read Pushed? or seen the DVD the Business of Being Born?

in case you havent heard about it, it is sold on amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Pushed-Painful...9382503&sr=8-1
post #2 of 27
I have the DVD. I just haven't opened it yet.
post #3 of 27
I've seen the movie and read the book. We had a big community screening here which I helped to plan and Jennifer Block, author of Pushed, was supposed to be here for it but then had to cancel due to a death in her family. We are still hoping to bring her back at some point.
post #4 of 27
I loved the movie - rented it on Netflix and watched it 3 times - once by myself, once with my husband, and once with my 13 year old step-daughter. I highly recommend it to everyone who is pregnant and considering homebirth. We decided on homebirth right from the beginning when I found out I was pregnant, but the movie only reinforced every beautiful thing I already knew about the process.
post #5 of 27
I watched it with my husband. It was instrumental in helping him understand why I feel so strongly about natural childbirth. Loved it.
post #6 of 27
I haven't watched the dvd or rented the book......yet. But I really want to.
post #7 of 27
I have watched the movie but haven't read the book yet....I went to a screening for the movie but hope to rent it so dh can see it and help him understand homebirth a bit more.
post #8 of 27
I read Pushed right about the time we started TTC so I guess that was early this past fall. I haven't seen Business of Being Born yet but I have a copy reserved on their website that I should be receiving in May sometime. I think it'll be good for DH but from the reviews I've heard, it won't really give me new information or shock me.

ETA: Pushed was awesome. It was like a modern "Immaculate Deception" (also awesome!). I highly recommend. It has some parts that will really infuriate you (it makes you want to demand change in our world) and then some that will make you laugh and some you'll cry. It's a fantastic read. A lot of it was enlightening for me since I was still new to the mistakes the medical world is making in maternal-fetal care when I read it.
post #9 of 27
I've read the book and seen the movie. I also recommended the movie to mine and DH's families to watch so they would hopefully understand a little more why we decided to plan a homebirth. My brother even watched it and he called me up the next day just going on and on about it. He's no feminist but was all about the woman power that day
post #10 of 27
buying the dvd asap...
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by crosscat View Post
I watched it with my husband. It was instrumental in helping him understand why I feel so strongly about natural childbirth. Loved it.
Us, too. After we watched it, he said, "Wow, that makes sense now." I think that he thought I was going through some weird hippy phase before he saw the movie.
post #12 of 27
^Exactly. DH thinks I need to trust doctors more since they're "here to help me and our baby be safe and healthy". Ugh. Hopefully he'll feel as enlightened as the rest of your DH's when we finally watch it.
post #13 of 27
i saw the movie, and i really loved it. the births are just so awesome to behold. the ignorant commentary by MDs who have never personally witnessed a homebirth (and therefore have no idea what they're talking about) were not very surprising, but still scary to witness.
post #14 of 27
I haven't read Pushed, but I am avoiding it right now so that I don't get angry I saw the Business of Being Born - excellent! I get several inquiries about Bradley classes because of the popularity of that movie.
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by PassionateWriter View Post
just wondering how many here have read Pushed? or seen the DVD the Business of Being Born?
No and No, but they are both on my wish list on Amazon.
post #16 of 27
yes and yes They are both great resources for truth about birth in the US! Great for first timers for sure!
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sara Badger View Post
yes and yes They are both great resources for truth about birth in the US! Great for first timers for sure!
my sentiments exactly. while i think the DVD is great, Pushed is a huge eye opener and being a book, of course packed w/ so much more information.

i think i kind of recommend the book to women and the DVD BOBB to the dh's. lol!
post #18 of 27
I just saw the movie tonight. I didn't really learn anything because of all the reading I did during my last pregnancy but I want to watch it again with DH. I think it would be a real eye opener for him and would make him understand why I feel so strongly about having a natural birth. He won't read any of the books I've read.
post #19 of 27
I have watched the movie. I didn't bother to get DH to watch it, because honestly I know it wouldn't change his mind any. Although maybe I'm not giving him enough credit. I think the actual birth footage would put him off, cause he just doesn't have any patience for things like that. Probably for him just the statistics alone would have more effect--I'll need to have a look at the website, see if that information is there. I haven't read the book, although I think I might see if the library has it.
post #20 of 27
Yes, The Business of Being Born really brought dh around to home birth for this one instead of a repeat C. I thought my in-laws were nay-sayers, but they talked to their midwife-friendly OB friend and came around on their own without watching the movie!
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