Early Life and Childhood/Youth Prompts

Prompt One

I reviewed the Birth slides, The Birth of a Trend: Posting Childbirth videos online, U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Declines, and More women should have choice of vaginal birth after C-section, panel says;

After reading The Birth of a Trend: Posting Childbirth videos online, I discovered that now that we have cutting edge technology, having the luxury of getting a decent birth video translates into a necessity versus it being a want. Historically, up until now people would just take pictures, and occasionally record a home video, which was a pretty cost-effective way of documenting and recording that important part of family history. Now a professional photographer is in the delivery room in the middle of the action recording and taking pictures and then turning around and editing out all of the graphic parts; but aren’t those parts what actually make child birth, and childbirth memories? I actually went on the photographer’s website and watched a few short films. While they are nicely produced, calming and even the music is peaceful, it begs the question on whether or not parents really need this? These videos make childbearing seem almost easy, and completely disregard and play down the 36-hour labor. This version of how a human was brought into the world is a vastly different version to the ones directly involved i.e. the parents going through labor actually remember. This is just one example of extravagant expenses that a new parent doesn’t need in order to have and raise a child successfully.

I think that most pre-parents and young parents would really like to know things such as the infant mortality rate and what they can do to prevent that outcome. Best diets and environments, and the risks associated with childbirth and alternative methods of giving birth such as home births. The more informed the new parent is, the more they will feel confident that they are making an educated decision on the health and well-being of their newborn.

Sources:

Birth slides

The Birth of a Trend: Posting Childbirth videos online

U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Declines

More women should have choice of vaginal birth after C-section, panel says;

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