Pregnant In America is a great documentary! I think it’s important for people to watch some of the great natural birthing documentaries. Here’s some of what I took from Pregnant in America.
The birthing process is one of the most important things in life. You’re bringing the most important person into your life! The process has an everlasting impact on the baby’s life. It’s a wonderful process women go through giving birth. The memories of being born will be stored in the baby’s subconscious mind forever.
Birthing intervention is a terrible idea. Let nature take its course. If an emergency happens, then you get help.
Most medical schools don’t to teach students to deliver vaginal breech births because they see it as a higher risk, so they teach to do cesarean sections instead. Since obstetricians are taught to cut the baby out, that’s what they do.
The ceserian rate increases if induced with pitocin. The intervention of inducing pregnant mothers causes problems that lead to C-sections. They’re quick to cut you open because they’re trained surgeons. Everything looks like a nail to a hammer. Doctors in hospitals aren’t trained to let childbirth happen naturally. It’s more of a business decision because it’s more efficient and convenient for the doctor. Plus it limits their liability. Some people have no choice. If they’ve had a C-section before, many doctors refuse to do a vaginal birth.
Moments after birth, the mother is on a natural high designed to create a very strong emotional attachment with the baby. Women get the highest burst of oxytocin when giving birth. It’s important for the mother to have that experience with the baby as soon as the baby is born. All too often, hospitals discount this important process.