Saturday, March 01, 2008

My Soapbox Moment

If you are pregnant, you should watch The Business of Being Born.

If you know someone who is pregnant, watch this movie with them.

If you're not pregnant, watch it anyway.

We should all have choices about the way we give birth, and we should give birth in the way in which we feel most comfortable.

But the more women I talk to, and the more literature I read, the more I realize just how little we know about what will happen to us once we go into labor, and how little we understand our choices.

Birth should belong to women, not doctors. And it's up to women to make it that way.

Ask questions. Explore your options. Make smart choices.

I have to go make a lasagna now. Happy Saturday.