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“The Business of Being Born” DVD releases today on Netflix

If you missed one of the BOBB showings, you can now watch the DVD in the comfort of your own home.  If you have Netflix, add it to your queue today OR WATCH IT INSTANTLY.  Netflix shows a short wait but I promise it is worth it.  I advocate women watching this DVD even before getting pregnant.  It is perfect for college women (and men).  Once you are pregnant, your birth plans solidify rather quickly (based on provider and location).  For women not yet pregnant, this documentary can help you begin thinking about birth and forming thoughtful plans before they are formed for you! 

If you don’t have Netflix, you can purchase the DVD beginning March 6 here

7 responses »

  1. I had it at the top of my queue so I could get it asap. It arrived today. I know what I’ll be watching tonight when Greta goes to bed. 🙂

  2. Now I’m wondering if it’s worth it to open a Netflix account just for this. I’m thinking I might just buy it March 6th.

  3. Just wanted to let you know you can go to Netflix and watch it on your computer instantly rather than wait for it to become available and be mailed. Then you can cancel your membership and never worry about mailing anything back. I just finished watching and blogging about it.

  4. inexplicableways

    Oh wow! That is fabulous! Thanks for the hint, Jenny…I’m going to put that in the original post in case people skip the comments.

  5. I have to say, it was awesome but at the same time it made me sad. So many women miss out on the joy of birth who either don’t think they have a choice or don’t get informed. This so should be required viewing!

    The main midwife, I can’t remember her name, reminded both Graham and I of Amy. Graham said it was her calm assurance.

  6. inexplicableways

    It makes me sad, too, Kelley. I think that if people have never witnessed (or experienced) an out-of-hospital birth, they think that what happens in the hospital is normal birth.

    Really? she reminds you of Amy? Yeah, I guess she does have that same confidence. I just want to buy that midwife a GPS for her car. 🙂

  7. I think she is like Amy, too…many people equate midwife=granny. I did before, mostly because my great great aunt Bess was a midwife who WAS a granny. She had hair down to her waist which she wore in a tight bun all the time. And the men would come and get her to attend a birth up in the Shenandoah valley/mts. So because of that family folklore, to me, a young, modern woman is not the image I had of a midwife. So it’s awesome to see that image changing…midwives can be cool! : )


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