This week I had the privilege of attending my first birthing class. My wife and I are expecting our first and she’s far enough along to start going through these classes. Now don’t be mistaken all you bachelors and folks of previous generations out there. Lamaze is no longer part of the lexicon for giving birth these days. I think women in general have pretty much accepted modern medicine as a whole and rare is the one who chooses a natural birth.
We walked in to the OB/GYN office and met our nurse. After reading My Boys Can Swim by Ian Davis, I took his advice to get on her good side. She was the nurse you hope to get, street smart and in love with her job. She answered a few questions and then we watched the movie.
You know exactly what movie I’m referring to.
It’s the movie that unabashedly shows the birth of a baby with no censorship whatsoever.
This cinematic gem centered around 4 families that all elected a natural birth, and realistically, I could care less if you choose to have a child naturally. But one thing stuck out like a sore thumb. They were all hippies. Now I’ve caught moments from these videos before, all different, but they all had hippies.
So the question remains, how did hippies corner the market on birthing videos? Usually when hippies attempt any entrepreneurial venture, it ends in horrible failure with pleas for government subsidies. Let’s be honest, if green energy was really viable it would be in every home. But I have to give credit where credit is due and acknowledge the hippies scored a point in the child birthing video market.