Educational Birth Videos
Doulas Make a Difference
A doula strives to help women and their partners achieve the healthiest and happiest birth possible. We help empower women in their decision making about birth and all the options that are available. We stand by our commitment to provide an unbiased approach to expecting families no matter what their plan for birth might be (i.e. VBAC, Natural Birth, Medicated Birth or Cesarean Section...etc.). We are an advocate (not a voice) for families during this exciting and new time in their lives.
Do You Doula?
A film with real Moms and Dads describing the impact of a doula on their birth experiences.
Labor Pain Relief - Visualization The technique is simple, visualize what is happening in your body and connect to something, anything that helps produce a sensation of relaxation
Labor Pain Relief - Massage- Your partner can use touch to help you relax by using a variety of touch techniques using a variety of motions, tools, touch and techniques
Prevent Cesarean Surgery
An inspirational and entertaining production using real quotes spoken by women who have had both a cesarean and vaginal birth, music, photography, and statistics. It presents invaluable information that is researched based. All women of childbearing age will benefit from this educational movie. It is a must see! Cesarean rates in the United States are at a record high for both new and experienced mothers. Despite vast amounts of research regarding the increased risks for both mothers and babies who experience cesareans compared to vaginal birth, there is a growing acceptance of this surgery in our culture. This movie addresses the question "Why should we try to avoid unnecessary cesareans?" It also presents advice for how to increase the chance of having a normal safe vaginal birth based on recommendations from organizations such as the World Health Organization, Lamaze International, and the Childbirth Connection.
The Nature of Natural Birth
This is a movie created to enter into the Birth Matters Virginia
video contest. The producer was recently a part of a most amazing experience, on an assignment for her Photojournalism course at MATC to create a photo essay. This assignment led her down a beautiful road, discovering birth naturally, pure, amazing and full of love.
This video is another created for the Birth Matters Viginia
series and highlights the importance of becoming educated and empowered to make choices about your birth experience.
Home Birth - DIY Labor and Delivery
With the recent premiere of Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein's documentary The Business of Being Born, home birth and the practice of midwifery have been gaining more attention and popularity. We highly recommend this film as well as Ina May Gaskin's books Spiritual Midwifery and Ina Mays Guide to Childbirth as good starting resources for learning about home birth. Also check out Child Birth Connection, International Cesarean Awareness Network and Pushed Birth Blog.
It's Worth It!
A montage of still images, video and original music showing the benefits of family-centered and mother-friendly birth.
One World Birth
a new birth movement and website launching today, September 1, 2011