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Old 08-19-2009, 04:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just watched a home waterbirth on "A Baby Story." I LOVE that TLC shows this as an option and paints it as a wonderful experience for the whole family. So much better than the "Freebirth" documentary that is a little condescending.
I wish there were more episodes like this!
...that's all...

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I loved it, too! Made me even more ready for my upcoming birth!!

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I have stopped watching those shows b/c they are all so "typical" hospital deliveries, but that's awesome they showed another side!

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I have stopped watching those shows b/c they are all so "typical" hospital deliveries, but that's awesome they showed another side!
Me too. I always get upset, so I immediately change the channel.
Great to hear they showed something different this time.

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The producers contacted my MW to find some homebirthing families willing to be on the show. I think one of her clients is doing it. We turned it down for various reasons.

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Hey, I saw it, too, just by chance. I have been avoiding that channel like the plague because everything seemed to be about crisis interventions and inductions. But I was flipping through and saw it. I proceeded with caution, though. I DVR'd it to keep since it was such a beautiful show.

I just had my home water birth 12 days ago and watching it flooded me with so much emotion (in a good way). I cried when that little one was born. She said something about how in the middle of labor she actually thought to herself, "I thought I'd actually be quiet in labor." I laughed so hard because I remember thinking the exact same thing when I was pushing : )

I wish there were more shows like that. It might help take away some of the negative assumptions made about homebirth. Ironically, the husband's mother in the show is a nurse - same thing in my situation. My DH's mother is a retired trauma nurse and it took her awhile to come around. She's so glad we stuck to our guns.

Glad a few others saw the show as well.

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Does anyone know which episode number or title this is? I'd love to watch it, but we don't have cable, so I'd like to try and find it online.

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