Any suggestions? We aren't planning on having DS present for the actual birth, but it could end up happening, or he might witness some of the more intense parts of the labor if not the actual birth. He has been asking questions about how the baby will come out of my tummy and when we visited the birth center last week, he heard women screaming and moaning so now I think he is really wondering what the heck happens when we go to the birth center for his baby brother to be born! I'd like to show him a video or something, but I'd like to find a milder one that isn't too graphic and is relatively calm.
I highly recommend "The Business of Being Born." I was lucky enough to be at the S.F. premiere with a packed crowd of NCB enthusiasts. I came home raving to DH about how great it was, so we rented it as soon as it was available. Tiven always asks about the movies, what's it called, what's it about, and when she heard this was about babies being born, she wanted to watch it. At the time, we were TTC and knew we would plan a homebirth, so it seemed like a good idea to let her watch some of it. It has about a dozen births, all very decent & appropriate for even young kids IMHO. We fast-forwarded through all the talking parts and Tiven cheered when each baby was born. And then at the end, when Abby has a c-section, we talked about how that was how Tiven was born, too.
Also, if you Google "home birth videos for kids" you'll find a lot of YouTube links and message boards with links to online videos. I haven't watched most of them for lack of time & speedy internet (we called it Dinosaur Dialup) so I can't offer specific good ones, but it's a good start.
Last edited by Spacers; 06-12-2012 at 06:56 PM.
Join the revolution & take back our holidays!
Change Black Friday into Buy Nothing Day, and don't take your credit cards to work on Cyber Monday.
Shift Your Shopping from mass marketers & big box stores to your local independent retailers & small artisans.
Practice a Buy Nothing Christmas. Instead of buying more things, give gifts of your time, your energy, and maybe even some unwanted things around your home; organize a used items gift swap among your family and/or friends.
Oh I'll try to find the ones I dug up for my kids... They were great. Short, calm, not too graphic, etc...
ETA Here is the link to a blog with a bunch.
Last edited by kris_w; 06-12-2012 at 08:58 PM.