What happens next? Birth and beyond

I really love this birth video (courtesy of MyBirthTV again). It shows a very calm, yet active, birth at home. I think the gentle sigh as the baby emerges is quite beautiful (soppy doula that I am). I also think it’s really useful in terms of what happens next. I tend to talk about this quite a bit with my couples so that they are aware of what will or might happen after the baby is born. It’s quite easy to forget that there are still... Read More

Confessions of a doula: I am a TV addict

Ok, I’ll confess, I do love a good birth video. I store them up like a little treat and never fail to be moved by the fantabulousness of womens’ bodies. So I am very excited to have discovered¬†‘My birth TV’ and its¬†YouTubechannel. It has loads of birth videos, tips and information and is an all-round brilliant pregnancy resource. I really liked this waterbirth video in which a third time mother overcomes her fears to have... Read More

One saucepan at a time

One of my favourite DVDs to show to homebirthing couples (indeed to anyone). Best bit has to be dad filling the birthpool with saucepans. I used to think this was ridiculous but now that I’ve filled four birth pools using only buckets I realise the extenuating circumstances that can lead to this.* * Don’t try this at home kids – it’s a hell of a lot of buckets and flaming millions of saucepans. Tweet Read More

Beautiful black and white birth video found!

A while ago I lost the video of the lovely french lady who had a joyful birth. It was one of my favourite birth videos – despite her lying on her back and a bit too much busy-ness and bright lights, she is such a radiantly happy birthing women. A mother-to-be that I’m working with has sleuthed and found her again here.¬† She is beaming and birthing at 3 mins 50 seconds! All the videos are from a French birth centre in the 1970s.... Read More

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