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Yay!!<br><br>
Ricki Lake is co-hosting on The View, and they are talking about normal births only needing midwifery and the benefits of homebirth and waterbirth. Nice to see something "mainstream" talking about it positively!<br><br>
She's talking about how she had a epidural hospital birth, then had another at home and how much different it was.
 

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i will definitely watch today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> wonder how that will go down with elisabeth, considering her happy news? the evil part of me is hoping for a wild debate
 

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The blond is pregnant? *sigh*<br><br><br>
Ahem. Anyway, I think it's awesome she's talking about water birth.
 

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Ricki made a documentary of her homebirth! "The business of being born" I cant wait to see it. They showed a clip and it looked very positive.<br><br>
Everyone except Joy was really awesome about it, they even joked about bringing a pool on the set for Elizebeth to use <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I love The View<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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i missed it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> think itll be on youtube or anywhere?
 

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I just saw this thread and turned it on.<br><br>
I guess I missed all of that stuff.
 

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I saw it! I got so excited to hear someone finally talk about other options. Heck I really really didnt know about other options until a friend of mine had a water birth at a birth center. No one tells you about other options you know.<br><br>
Yay for Ricki Lake! I cant wait to see her doc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I expected my family to take the news about me having a homebirth a little harder. Especially my grandma. Years ago I mentioned it, and she practically freaked out about it being too risky. (She is also the only one in the family who had positive hospital experiences, with an OB who just observed from a comfortable distance and comforted her and didn't try to intervene.)<br><br>
But, about a year ago, a family friend who used to rent a room from my grandma had an attempted home water birth. She ended up transferring. I guess my grandma got used to the idea of it existing, and was comforted by seeing that there IS an option to go to the hospital in an emergency, so when I announced my homebirth she didn't say a word.
 

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I think I just missed it, Natalie Portman is on now. I'll keep watching and try not to barf! (Not because of Natalie [did you see her SNL skit? Hilarious!] but because its the View and it usually makes me mad)
 

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Megan, I didn't see the SNL skit. Perhaps it is available on YouTube. When was it aired?
 

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I saw it.. I wished that they would have let Ricky talk a little more about her documentary. Seems like everyone was in a fighting mood today. Usually they're not so bad about yelling and talking over each other unless they're talking about the war.<br><br>
I missed Elizabeth's announcement that she's prego (was it yesterday?). I've been suspecting it for quite a while though. How far along is she? Three months?
 

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*runs to watch the view*<br><br>
<---west coast<br><br>
ETA: Aw man, i think i missed it cause now Martha is on...doesnt she come on after The View?<br><br>
ETA again: Yep, i missed it, it came on at 10am. Blah<br><br>
*pouts*
 

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I Tivo-d it (ever since Rosie started making waves, the View has been my dirty little secret) and I'm watching it right now. Ricki did a GREAT job... I can't wait to see her documentary. The clip they showed brought tears to my eyes, heck, anything to do with birth can get me going. Good for her!<br><br>
Yes, Elisabeth is 3 months pregnant, announced yesterday. Surprisingly she sounds much more open to the whole thing than I expected. Not that she's going to run out there and find a midwife, but she wasn't poo-pooing the whole home birth thing either. Unfortunately Joy really isn't into it, a pity because I often like what she has to say.<br><br>
What a great thing that a show like the View would have this on! Ricki is a guest host so she's there for the whole show.
 

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I don't watch the show but my MIL and some of her closest friends do... I hope this helps them feel a little more positive about the experience we're about to have <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Elizabeth had a whole segment with her obgyn 2 years ago talking about how births are like: it could not be more mainstream! Elizabeth had some "pearls" about breastfeeding and med free birth! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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you can watch the video w/ ricki from "the view" here :<br><br><a href="http://www.planetricki.com/" target="_blank">http://www.planetricki.com/</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Go Ricki! I watched the clip, and I can't believe I am actually saying this, but I wish I had seen <i>The View</i> yesterday. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I'd love to see the documentary. From what I saw on the clip, she stated her position very well, and I hope she can take her message beyond <i>The View</i>, and even deeper into the mainstream.
 

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i found more of it, but it's still not the whole thing.<br>
here it is:<br><a href="http://abc.go.com/fsp/index.html?channel=FeaturedTop5&clip=124649" target="_blank">http://abc.go.com/fsp/index.html?cha...p5&clip=124649</a>
 

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Thanks for the clips! I'm seeing the movie tomorrow and I CANNOT wait. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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