Sunday, November 11, 2007

Go Ricki! Go Ricki!


That's right, I'm talking about Ricki Lake. A couple of gals and I drove out to Newport Beach for a special viewing of the former talk show hostess' labor of love documentary: The Business of Being Born. It has a website where you can view the trailer - Go now and watch it!

It was so excellent and encompassed so much of what I went through to have my baby naturally (after my doctor CAUSED my cesarean with my first child). If you get a chance to see this film, please, please do. You might be disgusted at the United State's condition of child birth , and you may be shocked to know how low we rank as far as maternal mortality, infant mortality (second WORST in the world for developed countries) in comparison to the rest of the world. Better than just you yourself see it - take your little sisters to see it, any young women you may know, heck take your little brother if you have one! I'm not saying every one should have to have natural child birth, but if it is desired, women should not be undermined the way they are today the minute they enter the maternity ward of a hospital.

Ricki Lake was at the event for Q&A and we got to meet her. (That's us in the pix above, my friend and Bradley Instructor Jamie is holding James. On the bottom photo, our friend Brenda is chatting it up with Ricki.) She was so very passionate, down to earth, and looked fantastic. I suppose I'm a little start struck! The funnies thing said that night was by Ricki. Some one in the audience asked about her using her celebrity to further the cause and she said, "I did enough hoochie mama make overs to get me here..."

Also there was Dr. Bob Sears of The Sears' The Baby Book fame. He was very kind, and signed our friend Brenda's copy of his new book The Vaccine Book which he said is his passion. I definitely want to get my hands on the book because I find that The Sear's are great doctors whom are honest, practical, and not sold out to drug or formula companies. From what I hear he gives a specific alternative vax schedule to compare to the traditional one, that should be much easier on our tiny baby's bodies. He also has a blog that you can find via that he personally answers.

It was a great night out and James did really well for me. I figured I wouldn't be the only one in that group toting my baby along. Of course there were tons of mamas and babies. Ah, good times for me!


Blogger Bluecanopy said...

AWESOME...I'm glad you got to go. Will it be out in a nearby theatre at all?

You probably met my midwives or saw them, I think they hosted the event. Amber Zeist, she works with Lori.

:) have a good monday!

8:19 AM  
Blogger Lauren S. said...

Yes!! I meant to add that it was put on by South Coast Midwifery - yes I'm sure Amber was there, as was Lori Walker.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I've heard about it, I'd love to see it.

I'm so glad you enjoyed, it sounds awesome!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

Wow, you are so lucky to get to go see that! I love the Dr. Sear's family, I have a bunch of their books :P

2:51 PM  
Blogger annie said...

Oh, man! I wish I had known about this.
I hope I can get my hands on a copy of this and recommend it to some friends.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Hi!! It's me. Now you can go find my blog!!! he he he

10:41 PM  

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