Most women have never seen a real live birth. Forget the action on A Baby Story (which I admit can be fascinating… though more often quite fear-mongering), I’m talking about a regular, everyday live birth. Today you don’t have to gain access to your best friend’s birthing room, you can step inside a real birth through mama-made videos on YouTube.
I just watched a 7 minute video The Nature of Natural Birth and it was incredible. The video brought home the warm, intimate and downright precious feeling of a home birth, bringing tears to my eyes in no time. As an added bonus, it contains no shots of labor or birth that you wouldn’t want your little one to see. The Nature of Natural Birth won second place in Birth Matters Virginia, a recent video contest judged by natural birth advocates Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, among others. To view more videos that placed in the contest visit Birth Matters Virginia.
- Unassisted Childbirth
- The Birth Survey
- The Business of Being Born
- Home Birth for a Healthy Baby
- Lesser-Known Labor Cues