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post #101 of 111
I'm going to miss the airing tomorrow morning at 11am. Will it be on again? Anyone know when?
post #102 of 111
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Oh--and Laura (Shanley)--A Standing "O" for you!

I am always thrilled to know there are women all over America helping others birth how they wish and providing education for them. Thank you!!
I couldn't agree more!!! And a big thank you to all the participants

I'll be watching for the film project. Perhaps I'll be able to contribute somehow when the time comes
post #103 of 111
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I'm going to miss the airing tomorrow morning at 11am. Will it be on again? Anyone know when?
I'm sure it will air again, but at this point they don't have any air dates scheduled. If I hear of it airing again I'll post info here.
Laura
post #104 of 111
ok, i watched it and i dont know if the same sponsors were used all over the US, but i thought it was HILARIOUS that bissell home carpet cleaners was the sponsor for this show. i wonder what the discussion was with their marketing director "well, we are doing a show that will have a lot of homebirthers watching, so they will probably want to buy a carpet cleaner if they are going to be leaking birth fluid all over their house. do you think you can state somewhere in the commercial that it will get blood out?"

sorry, i know i should have gotten more out of the show, but every time the commercial came on i nearly busted up laughing out loud!

"freebirth sponsored by Bissell carpet cleaners"
post #105 of 111
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post #106 of 111
Can one of you post the special on YouTube or Google Video????

Is it already 'out there' somewhere? I'm having a hard time finding it and I'd love to watch it!

liora in beijing
post #107 of 111
Is there a difference between the British version and the American version? I friend of my husband taped the British version and we just watched it , but we do not have cable and did not get to watch the one on DH.
post #108 of 111
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ok, i watched it and i dont know if the same sponsors were used all over the US, but i thought it was HILARIOUS that bissell home carpet cleaners was the sponsor for this show. i wonder what the discussion was with their marketing director "well, we are doing a show that will have a lot of homebirthers watching, so they will probably want to buy a carpet cleaner if they are going to be leaking birth fluid all over their house. do you think you can state somewhere in the commercial that it will get blood out?"

sorry, i know i should have gotten more out of the show, but every time the commercial came on i nearly busted up laughing out loud!

"freebirth sponsored by Bissell carpet cleaners"
post #109 of 111
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Is there a difference between the British version and the American version? I friend of my husband taped the British version and we just watched it , but we do not have cable and did not get to watch the one on DH.
There wasn't much difference - just a few changes to the narration, so that there's more of a focus on the US. The British version starts off by talking about how 50,000 UK women hemmorhage each year in birth. I told the US producer that I felt that was an unfair statement, as it's implied that birth left to its own devices will naturally go wrong. In reality, many of those hemmorhages are a result of obstretric drugs and interventions, but no mention of that was made in the documentary. In the US version that line was removed from the first part of the show. But - they simply reinserted it in another part of the show.

I did notice two changes, though. In the British version it says I have a cult following! They took that out of the US version, thankfully. Also, the US producer did ask me if I agreed with this statement made at the end of the program: "For Laura Shanley the responsibility rests on the medical community to offer a different kind of support to women." I told him that I would never make a statement like that as I believe the responsibility rests on women. If women truly want to have a better birth experience, they need to educate themselves as to why birth can sometimes be problematic. They did end up making that change to the US version! A minor triumph.
Laura
post #110 of 111
thanks so much Laura You rock and thank you so much for letting us (my family) into your home.:
post #111 of 111
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thanks so much Laura You rock and thank you so much for letting us (my family) into your home.:
Thanks, Sara! I just wish they would have included more footage of the gathering. They really should do a follow up with all 5 of you (and me) and your beautiful UC babes!
Laura
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