Home and Water Birthing

Birth (Is a Home Birth Right for Me?)

Home Birth

If you're a healthy expectant mother having a normal pregnancy and you have no medical or obstetrical risk factors, giving birth at home may be an option for you. Giving birth at home allows you to labor and deliver in familiar and comfortable surroundings. 

Water Birth

Support in water is one of the most beneficial things that can be offered to a woman in labor. The water provides a calming influence and a peaceful relaxed atmosphere. Women report that they enjoy their labors and find that the water allows complete freedom of movement and deep concentration.

"If you don't know your options, then you don't have any..."

Home and Water Birth Videos

Temple Sings While in Labor During a Home Birth

Temple sings while she is having contractions during the home birth of her 10-lb. son. Brent plays guitar, the song is Psalm 23 by Michael Olson.

Waterbirth — Baby Born Underwater

How HypnoBirthing & Waterbirth can create a beautiful, peaceful, empowered birth for the whole family. When we let nature lead. Due to the impatience of modern obstetrics, most babies have their sacs "broken" during labor, in the theory that birth will occur faster. See what is possible when you leave things as nature intended. Baby was born healthy, 7 pounds 5 ounces.


The Business of Being Born

Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to examine and question the way American women have babies. The film interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights and shocking statistics about the current maternity care system. When director Epstein discovers she is pregnant during the making of the film, the journey becomes even more personal. Should most births be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potentially catastrophic medical emergency?

More Business of Being Born, cont'd.

Comment: I first worked in the USA hospital system for 20 years and then another 2 years in Australia before attending my first home birth. It was so different from anything I had ever witnessed and beautiful beyond description. Home birth for me, was seeing birth as it 'should and could be' for the very first time in my life, it was liking waking up in a new universe. Thank you universe :)

Birth As We Know It

Award-Winning Film — Comment: "This is the most important movement happening on the planet. I highly recommend seeing the whole film and sharing it and spreading the word. Connect with me if you are intested in more info... Blessings and Love... Jahsah"

One World Bith

Featuring the world's leading birth experts: Sheila Kitzinger, Ina May Gaskin, Michel Odent, Elizabeth Davis, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, Cathy Warwick (Royal College of Midwives), Beverley Beech and many more.

...And now for something completely different!

Monty Python - Funny Birth Video

(because we could all use more laughter)

The Hospital Sketch from Monty Pythons Meaning of Life