Monday, April 27, 2009

two videos

It's video day over at Mama, Redux--I just had to share these two YouTube finds.

The first one comes via my sister. It's a mattress commercial from Spain that features a beautiful, powerful home birth. Can you imagine if such commercials were shown in the States? It would revolutionize how birth is viewed in this country--it would help our culture see home birth as something natural, something normal, something safe and loving. Not that I expect that to happen any time soon, but at least we can circulate this through the blogosphere and open a few eyes and minds and hearts:

The second video is a little ditty called "Pregnant Women are Smug" by one of my daughter's favorite bands, Garfunkel and Oates. While I have to say these adorable singers don't speak for me, it's a nice reminder to not take myself too seriously (or smugly!)


  1. Hey Gayle it's Brian, I totally agree with you about the videos.

    There are a few videos on youtube of home births in America, some with just mom--experience birthing machine mom. But the one vid from Spain makes it look so easy. Are you contemplating a home birth yourself? I can't imagine if they showed this commercial here, people would call the FCC for offensive pornography or some such. People need to chill out.
    ps: I really like your blog!

  2. Those videos are great -- "Pregnant Women are Smug" is hysterical, if not entirely accurate!


  3. Hey Brian! Fun to see you here. :) And yes, I'm definitely contemplating a home birth--I hope I'll be able to have one. I doubt I'll show it on YouTube, though!

    And yes, even though I don't agree with the "Pregnant Women are Smug" video, it cracks me up (and keeps running through my head!) I look forward to being non-smug again together soon, Cati. :)


  4. these videous are fabulous! I am stealing them asap and circulating them among the BC student midwives--thanks, Gayle!