Before my next installment about my own recent childbirth esxperience, I wanted to comment on several reviews of the "The Business of Being Born," Ricki Lake's documentary about home birth, which is about to come out in select theaters and on Netflix. (Disclaimer, I am in the film).
Boo Hiss. My big complaint here is the "kicker," which is journalism-speak for the ending. The reviewer says birth is nobody's business but that of the woman doing it. Fine. But this is the sort of attitude that has stopped women from discussing childbirth in any meaningful way. Stifling conversation leads us down the road of ignorance.
Pretty enlightened for a guy.
http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/health/story/0,,2237865,00.html (written by a home birther in London who tells me an editor inserted the words "gross" into this piece...)