Sunday, November 4, 2007
More women wanting a natural birth
Last night I attended the premiere screening of a wonderful movie. Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein have made a damning expose of birth in the American hospital system (Australian statistics around intervention at birth are not quite as scary, but they're not cause for celebration either). The showing was part of the 25th Australian Homebirth Conference, and after being involved with this movement for more than 20 years, to see how it has grown and evolved, is truly exciting! This film should be mandatory viewing for school students (male and female) but last night, the huge, appreciative audience confirms that more and more women are reclaiming their birth from the medical fraternity and those numbers will keep on growing! This film is a must-see!