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This video takes viewers on a journey from ancient times to the present showing how women in all countries and time periods have given birth. Documented in birth art and artifacts “the classic pose” is shown: with the birthing woman in an upright position with a helper in front and a helper behind, which “points towards a human way of giving birth”. Explores childbirth practices in Europe, Africa and Asia throughout the middle ages and renaissance eras, describes birthing practices in America in the pioneer days through present times, exploring the evolution from woman-centered, midwife-attended childbirth to the modern doctor-centered system. Discusses the origins of the natural childbirth movement and the resurgence of midwifery, through which women reclaimed the ancient practices of woman-centered childbirth. Inspires women to consider these tried and true ways of giving birth, giving examples of how to carry on these traditions when giving birth in hospitals. . Follows several families as they make the choice to have homebirths and  prepare for the experience by  maintaining their multicultural traditions. Filmed in New York City, includes families of African, Carribean and European ancestry. Also, visit the Lamaze Web site to listen to the podcast interview with Ricki Lake on the business of birth, conducted by Lamaze International President Allison Walsh, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE. Ricki, best known as an actress and former talk show host, has become an outspoken advocate for women’s rights in birth. Available in English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German, Chinese and Dutch Resources for Prenatal Education Books, prenatal education materials DVDs & OrganizationsResources for Prenatal Education Books, prenatal education materials DVDs & Organizations Both book and video available through Waterbirth International and Injoy Videos. Progressive, inspiring video features six births in water, including a vaginal birth after two cesareans, in birth centers and at home. Emphasizes the safety of birth outside the hospital and dispells myths about the benefit of routine use of medical interventions such as Electronic Fetal Monitors. DVD is available on NetFlix for rental and online viewing. Add The Business of Being Born to your NetFlix queue. Visit:  www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com Pursuing the Birth Machine Marsden Wagner, M.D.,MSPH Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth  and Maternity Care In America Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance 600 Lincoln Ave #92495 Pasadena, CA 91109 International Childbirth Education Association – ICEA Pregnant Feelings: Developing Trust In Birth, A Workbook for Pregnant Women   and their Partners Rahima Baldwin and Terra Palamarini-Richardson Transformation Through Birth Claudia Panuthos This awesome video depicts a newborn’s ability at birth to crawl up the the breast and attach herself unassisted. If you ever wondered if pain medications given to mothers for childbirth affect babies, you will have no doubt they do after you see this film! . In this video, Dr. Nils Bergman says kangaroo mother care is for all babies but especially premature ones. The video summarizes research and evidence to prove that the newborn thrives best on the mother’s chest. . Using state of the art 3-D computer animation, this video shows the process of birth from early labor through delivery of the placenta, interspersed with footage of women giving birth in the hospital. You will be very clear on how the process of birth works after watching this video.. “Water Babies: The Aquanatal Experience in Ostend” Cultural and Historical Aspects of Childbirth The movie, featuring actress Ricki Lake and filmmaker Abby Epstein, examines the way American women have babies, and reveals surprising insights into birth and shocking statistics on the current U.S. maternity care system. ⭐ WE BELIEVE EVERY FAMILY DESERVES A DOULA ⭐ The Breastfeeding Answer Book La Leche League International Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth Ina May Gaskin, CPM Birth As An American Rite of Passage Robbie Davis-Floyd Ph.D This documentary by Ken Schneider and Marcia Jarmel explores issues surrounding childbirth in America through the eyes of three caregivers including an obstetrician working at a teaching hospital in Philadelphia, a Licensed Midwife in Washington State doing homebirths, and a Certified Nurse Midwife working in the South Bronx, NY neighborhood of Morris Heights who delivers the midwifery model of maternity care to an underprivileged community.”The film raises questions about technology, quality of care, and the external factors that impact our experience of childbirth.” . A very thought provoking film that subtly demonstrates the differences between the midwifery and medical approaches to maternity care and their impacts on mothers, fathers and infants. This is a MUST SEE for all expectant parents who are considering hospital birth! . Read review by Aria Hanna on this website at: Empowered-Birth/ Birth-Tales “Understanding Birth: A Comprehensive Guide” Cascade Midwifery and Childbirth Bookstore Books,  DVDs, and Periodicals Promoting Mother and Baby Friendly Care Main Phone: 1 388-2191 Google Voice: 1 207-9470 Send Us a Message “The Timeless Way: A History of Birth from Ancient to Modern Times” Sit Up and Take Notice! Positioning Yourself for A Better Birth Pauline Scott “Blessing the Way: A Ritual Celebration of Pregnancy and Birth” This all-in-one video gives information on pregnancy, birth, and postpartum depicts unmedicated, epidural, and cesarean births. Provides current information on interventions and prevention strategies, state-of-the-art labor animation, shows comfort techniques a newborn procedures, tests, bonding, and breastfeeding. Hosted by Paulina Perez, RN/Doula, a perinatal nurse and board member of Doulas of North America, this inspiring video enlightens parents and professionals alike on the advantages of Professional Labor Assistants. Resources for finding a Labor Assistant in your area are included, as well as a special section for those interested in pursuing a career as a Professional Labor Assistant. Shows several births attended by doulas with women discussing how the presence of a professional labor companion helped them achieve the birth they desired. . Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide Penny Simkin, P.T.,Janet Whalley, R.N., B.S.N., Ann Keppler, R.N., M.N. So That’s What They’re For: Breastfeeding Basics Janet Tamaro “Birth Into Being: The Russian Waterbirth Expereince” Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Nancy Wainer Cohen and Lois Estner “Midwifery Today” PO Box 2672 Eugene, OR 97402 Midwifery Today
“Laid Back Breastfeeding For Mothers”  By Suzanne Colson, Ph.D The Nursing Mother’s Companion Kathleen Huggins The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth Penny Simkin, P.T. “This video explores the waterbirth experience in a small state hospital in Belgium, just two hours outside of Brussels. Dr. Herman Ponette, an early waterbirth pioneer, discusses his view of labor and birth in water. He facilitates the birth of a breech baby in water and then twins. Midwives discuss the incredible experience and mothers and fathers add their comments. Scenes of prenatal aquatic exercise classes and infant swim training round out this incredible video tape.” . “Special Women: How a Labor Assistant Makes Birth Safer, More Satisfying and Less Expensive” This beautiful and informative film made in Norway covers all aspects of breastfeeding including latch and positioning, pumping and storage, hand expression of milk, nursing preemies, twins and toddlers and dealing with common concerns such as mastitis. Unlike American breastfeeding films, it also depicts the sensuality of breastfeeding and shows the close bond between breastfeeding babies and mothers. prenatal education materials . . “Preparation for the Unexpected Cesearean” Filmed from the perspective of the birthing mother, this film expresses the factual and emotional issues encountered during an unexpected cesarean birth. Recommended for women who know that they must have a planned cesearean as well, with optional footage at end of film of an actual c-section . Natural Childbirth The Bradley Way Rosegg & McCutcheon-Rosegg “Once A Cesearean: Vaginal Birth After Cesearean” Books  |  DVDs  |  Periodicals  |  Where to order The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding La Leche League International Joyous, sensuous, revolutionary: Orgasmic Birth captures stunning moments of women riding waves of pleasure in the ecstatic release of childbirth. Orgasmic Birth is a documentary that examines the intimate nature of birth and the powerful role it plays in women’s lives when they are permitted to experience it. This documentary asks viewers to reexamine everything they thought they knew about giving birth and the potential it holds. Undisturbed birth is revealed as an integral part of woman’s sexuality and a widely neglected human right. Witness the passion in this everyday miracle. To order; go to www.orgasmicbirth.com. Companion book by same name available. In this video, a compilation of births attended by The Farm Midwives over twenty years, shows how The Farm Maternity Center has impacted the childbirth scene in America by training midwives and delivering babies at home with remarkable maternal and infant outcomes since the 1970s. Features many births and interviews with The Farm Midwives. . Choices in Childbirth – Political and Social Aspects Also Available through Waterbirth International this is a beautiful and emotionally moving video that depicts the sensuality, intimacy and gentleness of family-centered waterbirth. Filmed at Andaluz Birth Center in South America and homebirths in Portland, OR . This is an amazing film that shows a woman having a breech vaginal birth after cesearean with Dr. Leo Sorger of Boston. The woman is supported by a doula and her husband, and there are informative interviews with obstetricians with opposing views on vaginal birth after cesearean and with Nancy Wainer-Cohen, “mother” of the VBAC movement. This footage is amazing! A MUST for anyone considering VBAC or breech vaginal birth. “Baby-Led Breastfeeding: The Mother-Baby Dance”  with Dr. Christian M. Smillie, MD “Mothering Magazine” PO Box 1690 Santa Fe, NM 87504 Mothering Magazine go here to view all The Farm businesses, The Farm Community and the Midwifery Practice located in Summertown, Tennessee. Childbirth Education and Labor Support/Doulas “We don’t have to  make  our babies learn to feed−we just  allow  them to follow their instincts to learn.” – from Geddes Production website Homebirth: The Essential Guide to Giving Birth Outside the Hospital Shiela Kitzinger The Politics of Breastfeeding Gabrielle Palmer PERIODICALS The Birth Center Victor and Salee Berman Cesarean and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth Shiela Kitzinger The American Way of Birth Jessica Mitford The Milk of Human Kindness Selma James, et. al. ACNM Talks with Cara Muhlhahn, CNM, Midwife Featured in:  www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com Breastfeeding Pure and Simple La Leche League Birthing Normally: A Personal Growth Approach to Childbirth Gayle Peterson The Experience of Breastfeeding Shiela Kitzinger Also watch extra feature on the orgasmic birth website:  “Birth by the Numbers”  with Perinatal Epidemiologist Dr. Eugene DeClerq, Ph.D. of Boston University. This documentary by Laura Scheerer Whitney, anthropologist and childbirth educator, “explores ‘the blessingway’ ritual as a tool for healing and transformation during pregnancy. Weaving the heart-warming stories of two expectant mothers, each facing unique emotional challenges in their pregnancies, the film shows how the blessingway ceremony addressed their fears and paved the way to joyful birth. As an alternative to the American baby shower, the blessingway celebrates the journey into motherhood by creating a safe and sacred space for family and friends to deeply nurture the mother, not with material gifts, but with gifts from the heart. The film provides both inspiration and instruction to anyone yearning to create heart-felt ceremonies honoring the sacredness of all life passages.” . Filmed on location in Topanga Canyon, CA. . “Five totally natural waterbirths, including families birthing in the Black Sea and home births in a hand-made clear birthing pool are combined with the haunting music of Paul Winter. Barbara Harper, world waterbirth expert, along with Russian-born visionary, Elena Tonetti, went to Russia and brought back the footage to produce into this amazing video. “Incredible” says Midwifery Today Magazine. “Outstanding” says author Roberta Scaer This is a fund-raising effort by Global Maternal/Child Health Association, as 50% of the profits will go back to Russia to aid with the home birth and waterbirth movement. Do your part to help support the Russian midwives. Order a copy today.” You have seen nothing like this: women birthing in the open sea, infants swimming with wild dolphins! It will blow your mind! . The VBAC Companion: The Expectant Mother’s Guide to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Diane Korte The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child From Birth Through Weaning William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N. Birthing From Within Pam England & Rob Horowitz Spiritual Midwifery Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives Geddes Productions  –  DVDs on breastfeeding by Kitty Frantz, IBCLC, Dr. Nils Bergman, Dr. Suzanne Colson, Dr. Christina Smillie and others on delivery self attachment, laid-back breastfeeding and Kangaroo Mothercare and more. Birth In Four Cultures: Holland, Sweden, The Yucatan and The United State s Brigitte Jordan In Baby-Led Breastfeeding, we see mothers learning to breastfeed naturally−by letting their babies show them how. Like kittens and puppies, human babies are already hardwired to seek out and find the breast. In this video we see just how babies can do it−when we get out of the babies’ way. We also see Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP-PC, who now uses this same approach in her own practice. A Good Birth, A Safe Birth Korte & Scaer We offer Doula support for birth and postpartum with sliding scale fees. Free for Medi-Cal. Gentle Birth Choices Barbara Harper, CNM “This video is the birth of Tamaya Okumura Vinaver, filmed on location in Xalapa, Mexico in the spring of 1999. It was originally made for the Boston Museum of Science’s ‘Reproductive Exhibit’. Naoli beautifully narrates her labor, birth and early post-partum. The descriptions of her contracting belly are like poetry, as we watch her pick fresh herbs from her garden, serve lunch and then surrender to her labor in the Japanese-style bath tub. The older children watch and then join their new sister and parents in the tub. This video is short, but very powerful in communicating the power and beauty of home waterbirth.” . Childbirth Without Fear: The Original Approach to Natural Childbirt h Grantly Dick-Read, M.D. Special Delivery: A Guide to Creating the Birth You Want Rahima Baldwin Features three births: one at home, one in freestanding birth center, and one in the hospital, with positive use of an epidural. Emphasizes developing trust in birth and making informed choices to manifest the birth you desire, hosted by Rahima Baldwin, midwife/author of companion book by same name. . “For mothers, lactation consultants, nurses, midwives, childbirth educators, WIC breastfeeding counselors, and others who work with breastfeeding mothers. This 28-minute DVD introduces laid-back positions that help mothers breastfeed in greater comfort and enjoy their babies more. In the past, preloved babyplus prenatal education system