A new documentary coming to select theaters near you. I’m actually pretty interested in seeing it, possibly because I have this whole awe/fear complex around being pregnant and giving birth. But, like all big life events (weddings, illnesses, deaths, etc.), everyone’s in some kind of business to make a profit on it.
To see how the most miraculous thing a human being can do is monetized—and perhaps to the detriment of our babies (remember, the U.S. has the second highest infant mortality rate in the world), is simultaneously disheartening and eye-opening.
I’m definitely thinking of my good friend Rae, who in a couple short weeks will give birth to her first baby, a girl, via midwife. Go get ’em, girl. 🙂