After learning about conception from Look Who’s Talking, water breaking from Baby Mama, and birthing from Knocked Up, I figured I had a good handle on what having a baby entailed. Shockingly, that Netflix line up didn’t appropriately prepare me (damn you Katherin Heigl!).
So, what was so life changing? What I found out was that birth can be amazing, painful, beautiful, long, surreal, exhausting, and transformative. It doesn’t have to be a clinical routine procedure in a medical institution in order to be safe. The reality is that birth looks different for every woman all around the world and rarely does it happen the way we pictured…or hoped it would be. Regardless of how it all turns out, know that you have the power to find out your options whether you’re local or abroad. If you don’t like the plan that’s presented to you then Stand Up, Roll Out, and Act A Fool until you get to Shake Your Money Maker the way you want to (and that’s 6 Ludacris references in a birth post for the win!).
P.S. – For a more educational lineup of movie entertainment, pour your partner a strong drink and check out The Milky Way, Business of Being Born, and Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives on iTunes and Netflix.