What’s the difference between childbirth and the birth of a baby?
What is a vaginal birth?
What happens to a baby after birth?
When and how long does it take?
These and other questions are the topic of a new documentary, “Birth.”
Written by a woman named Liza, it was made for the PBS documentary series, “The Real World.”
The film, directed by Terence Davies, looks at the challenges of childbirth, including how the body responds to new experiences, and the ways doctors and hospitals can address those challenges.
Liza has had two miscarriages.
She is still working on having a baby.
When we spoke, Liza said she was feeling a little overwhelmed, but hoped to be able to answer the questions posed in the film.
In an interview with HuffPost Live on Tuesday, Lizzy told us she was grateful to have received the award.
“I’m grateful that it’s been a chance to work on a film that has given me so much to learn and share with others, and hopefully help make the world a better place for women and babies,” she said.
“There are many women out there who struggle with childbirth because they don’t have the right resources, or the right knowledge and the right support, and it can be very isolating.”
“I wanted to make this film so that I could help other women who may be experiencing birth that they may not have the resources or the support,” Liza told HuffPost Live.
“So if they are feeling that they have not been helped by the doctors or the hospitals, it can really be overwhelming.”
She added, “I think there’s a lot of women out here who feel really alone and scared, so that’s why I’m making this film.”
What is the difference?
Liza says she had two babies at the same time in her 20s.
One was a healthy baby who survived, but Liza had a hysterectomy and still needed help with her birth.
She was able to take advantage of a health clinic in the Bay Area that provided her with the right medications and care for the birth.
“When I was pregnant with the second baby, I went to the hospital with the hystas.
I was in a position where I didn’t have to worry about a hysta,” Lizzy said.
In the documentary, Lizzas daughter tells a story about how she was told to stay home with her father during the birth, but she says the nurse told her to stay at home, “because I’m not ready for labor.”
When Lizzah was 12 weeks pregnant, the doctor at the hospital told her that she would have to wait at home to be admitted, “and I was just like, ‘No, I’m going to be in labor right now,'” Lizzy says.
The next morning, she had a big “C” on her belly and the nurse had her put in the NICU.
Lizzahs mom, who has had a child from birth before, told HuffPost that she was so grateful to be at home during labor.
“This is my baby and I’m here with her and she’s my mom,” Lizzi said.
Lizzy and her mom were able to get a CT scan that confirmed she had an ectopic pregnancy.
She says the baby was healthy, but that she had to take time off work and travel to California to receive a CT.
The rest of the time, she was on ventilators and waiting for labor.
The following day, Lizas doctor told her she was pregnant again and she would need to have a C-section.
She said, “Well, if I was a baby, then I would have had a C and then a C,” Lizi said, referencing the first and second births of her twins.
She went on to say, “Then I was like, oh my god, I’ve had two Cs.
It’s not like I’ve done anything wrong.
I didn [still] have a lot to live for.”
She went home, but the nurse still told her it would be “too risky,” and she couldn’t take her time.
She told HuffPost she didn’t want to be there.
“It’s just something I was feeling, so I went home,” LIZI said.
The doctor also told her the procedure would be risky, and that her uterus was “not ready.”
“When the nurse tells you that, you can tell her that you feel so much pain,” Luzzi said in the interview.
“But you’re also not ready to give birth.”
The next day, her doctor told Lizzy that she needed to wait until her next pregnancy to give her the C. She added that, if she had had a baby earlier in her pregnancy, she would still have been able to give it a C, but because of the complications, she wouldn’t be able. The two