Monty Python on hospital birthing



This clip appeared the same year of my birth (1983). It is a satire of modern birth by comedy troupe Monty Python from "The Meaning of Life". When a friend sent it to me earlier this week, I immediately thought about my own childbirth and my mom's decision to refuse an epidural and pitocen. It was her (successful) attempt (sans laying on her back) to have a natural birth in an environment hostile to that idea. Anywho, this is the best satire of modern birth that I have encountered. As the person who sent it to me stated, "it would be funny were it not so true... and things have only gotten worse since then!"