"Boom, here's your baby!"


The Today Show ran a commercial for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in the form of a morning news segment. Approximately 5,000 babies are born at BIDMC every year, and approximately 2,100 of those born via cesarean section. Beth Israel Deaconess has the fourth highest cesarean rate in the state of Massachusetts, reporting a whopping 42 percent in 2007.



I will update this post later with a transcript, but am closing comments until I can be here to moderate. A beautiful boy was born today and a family welcomed him into the world. Frankly, I don’t have the stomach to return to a bunch of people talking trash about this new mother who is fully capable of making her own decisions about her body.

About the coverage, I have some concerns…


*Title quote at 1:41.