'Bones' Is Back and Advocating for Home Birth
Everyone’s favorite vegetarian scientist is back! Last night the spring premiere of fan favorite show “Bones” didn’t disappoint. (Beware: This post contains spoilers, but only about the birthing choices.)
Temperance Brennan, the rational scientist with a heart of gold, had her baby. While that’s great, we’re more interested in “how” she had her baby. In typical “Bones” fashion Brennan and Booth didn’t see eye to eye on how the baby should be born. Booth believes that a hospital is the safest place to have a child in case there are complications. Brennan wants to have a natural birth at home.
When Booth tries to convince her of the safety benefits while on a tour of the hospital, Brennan says, “On the contrary, hospitals are breeding grounds for antibiotic resistant super germs leading to high incidents of e. coli and staphylococcus infections.”
Then, the scientist we all know and love breaks out the black light to show all the nasty human gunk on the walls and floors. She says, “Based on the spatter patterns of the viscosity, I see indications of blood, blood, cerebral spinal fluid, amnitotic fluid, blood, more blood…”
At that point, the others on the tour are horrified and jump ship. You’ll have to watch the episode to see how the rest of it goes down.
As for Emily Deschanel’s personal birthing experience, the actress opted to also take a natural route. She told Pregnancy Weekly, “We’ve been taking HypnoBirthing classes, and I plan to do that. David will be with me, and also a doula.”
She’s not alone. Other celebrity advocates of natural births include Mayim Bialik who wrote the book “Beyond the Sling” dealing with the topic, and Ricky Lake who created a documentary called “The Business of Being Born.”
And for those of us veggies who were annoyed when Phoebe from friends ate meat during her pregnancy, Bones stays true to her diet and looks disgusted when someone suggests she eats beef to satisfy any cravings.
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