i also thought all the births were quite beautiful, and i was cheering for those moms and babies as they birthed
Oh yea I was SO CHEERING too! I LOVED that they did include some moms saying that birth doesn't have to be painful. I also loved the moms being able to be VOCAL (because they were so comfortable with their partners) in saying DON'T TOUCH ME or "Pull! Don't Pull" etc... How often do you think women are able to vocalize these things to their doctors?
I also am a bit annoyed that the shows surrounding this one were based on very medical birth--almost like saying 'well, this *natural* birth stuff is nice, but here, let me show you all of the problems with pg and birth--it isn't so natural now is it?" The births on those shows dealt with prematurity, diabetes, toxemia, congenital disorders, etc...the diabetic one is described as "Size Matters--diabetic patient disobeys" on my Direct TV Guide... Coincidence? I don't think so!
I'm also THRILLED to see so many moms nursing. :