There is no such thing as free choice when it comes to giving birth in a hospital. Once a woman agrees to give birth to her child in a hospital, she is automatically succumbing herself to a series of tricks done to benefit the hospital. Free choice disappears and the woman is forced to do what the hospital feels is “necessary” for her health and well being. In the film “The Business of Being Born” we saw the hospital does not give women free choice for monetary and legal reasons. “Giving birth is a billion dollar business” states an expert in the film. This is the prime reason hospitals have no concern for the mother’s wants and choices. The film explains our current birthing techniques and the overuse of medical procedures proving the freedom of choice is disregarded.
Watching this movie I realized my mom was a victim of this manipulation. The hospitals were not up front with her and disregarded her freedom of choice. My mother went in to the hospital wanting a natural birth and a sea section was done to her by the end of the night because of time. As the film states “cesarean is a doctor friendly 20 minute procedure.”