Tonight after reading a blog, I watched the documentary The Business of Being Born. It's basically Ricky Lake's labor of love project (no pun intended.) It was definitely promoting home/natural birth, and I was really interested in seeing what they had to say about it. It's crossed my mind a few times... and then quickly ran out the other side. Honestly, I just don't know that I'm women enough for complete natural birth. It's a really scary thing...and after watching the film, I just have mixed emotions about it all. One huge turn off was when one guy made the comment that a women who doesn't have natural child birth can't bond with her baby. I was like, really???!! Obviously I disagree with this statement.
I've never known anyone that has had a home birth...ever. I kind of wish I did. With Anne, I had the whole nine yards of a normal hospital birth. My water broke, I went to the hospital, they started Pitocin (meds to make you contract), got that epidural around 6 cm, and not long after she was here. I wouldn't say I had a bad experience by any means. I loved my nurses and felt very taken care of while there.
I'm certain I will probably have a very similar experience this time around. Although I'm curious about home/natural birthing, I don't think I could ever commit to it.
What about you? What are your thoughts?