Wednesday 29 December 2010

This week I will watch...

...The First Cry (le premier cri). This documentary by Disney France (2007) looks pretty similar to Babies. However, instead of looking at the life of babies (Mongolia, Namibia, San Francisco and Tokyo), the focus is on how women around the world give birth.

During my first trimester, I looked at a lot of "happy" child births on Internet (I didn't know that so many people videotaped this moment...and show the result online!) and read many birth stories (over at Marvelous Kiddo). I'm always amazed by what I see and a few of them made me weep!

However, for a strange reason, I'm a little scared to watch The First Cry. Now entering my last trimester, the concept of giving birth seems a lot scarier and looking at women in labor while I eat popcorn on my sofa doesn't make me feel any better about what will happen to me in a few weeks!!!


luke and pamela said...

i have wanted to see this for awhile as well, but haven't been able to find it! i will take a look as well.

i've heard that ina may's guide to childbirth is an incredible book. i paged through it today and it was full of birth stories of all kinds, plus she is like the queen of all things birth, so i am planning on buying it soon.

i'm with you - entering the 3rd trimester sort of makes things (birth!) more real. here we go...

Ali said...

When I was pregnant for the first time, I had an irrational fear of babies (ironic really, since I was inevitably going to end up with one to look after!). Too much reality, I guess.

But I've always loved a good birth story. The only thing is, don't forget how much time they edit - bits of childbirth are intense, but there can be a whole lot of waiting around with not much happening!

Perhaps you can eat ice and glucose tablets instead of popcorn - might make it more realistic!!