Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pregnant in America

This morning I started my day with a big mug of tea and the documentary, Pregnant in America. I first learned about this film through a review in International Doula, the quarterly publication of DONA International. The film covers many current trends in maternity care in the United States, including epidurals and cesarean sections. It also gave a brief glimpse into the birth process in Holland and Germany. I was particularly impressed with the percentage of home births in Holland. I would recommend this film to anyone interested in learning more about pregnancy in the U.S. It is both interesting and accessible, requiring no prior knowledge on the subject.

2 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hmmm, interesting. I was interested in that sort of thing and read up on it a LOT when I was of childbearing age and planning a family. But it is not something I am likely to find myself watching now that I have had menopause, unless I were to be watching with the expectant mother of my grandchildren or some such.

Nadine said...

It's not just about pregnancy & birth for me. It's also about women's rights and the state of health care today.