Both of my children were born at home in a natural birth attended by qualified midwives. Do I take offense at Tina Fey’s skit? No. I personally think it is more of a parody of childbirth videos and classes than home birth per se. I’ve seen some pretty wacky birthing videos, and I never had the patience to attend a childbirth class.
Does this skit do anything to harm the movement towards more natural childbirth? I think not. Saturday Night Live has always been about making fun of current trends and events. Natural childbirth is such a trend. This is a good thing, and it certainly isn’t limited to hippies living in yurts.
Fey’s skit made me laugh. I am not offended.