Natural Birth Videos --Natural Child Birth at Home
Home is where the heart is. Watch these fabulously inspiring natural birth videos of homebirth.
Viewing home birth videos can help you get a feel for what normal birth is like.
We don't get to see many, if any, births in our culture that are truly natural without interventions and without drama. The births that we see on TV are typically very medicalized, hospital births with many interventions and take place in an atmosphere of fear.
I chose these particular natural birth videos to show how different women go through the birth process. Some women are more in motion, while others are relatively still. Some you can see the hard work and discomfort, while others are easy and painless.
I comment on what I like and don't like about each particular birth, as well as giving you a heads up on whether a particular video is close up and graphic or not. That way you can choose what you want to watch based on your comfort level.
I hope you enjoy and are inspired by these beautiful home birth videos.
This video shows the "birth dance" of the pregnant woman. I recognized it right away as I did something similar during labor with my daughter!
This natural child birth video takes place in France with Dr. Michel Odent, the natural birth advocate. It is narrated in German. I think the attendants could have been more hands off after that baby is born with this woman and her baby. Close up and graphic.
This video is up close and graphic. What I liked about this video is that the midwife is pretty hands off until the baby is born. It also shows how the tissues of the perineum stretch around the baby as he crowns. This video also shows the birth of the placenta.
What I didn't like is that the midwife is the first to touch the baby, she wipes him off, and the mother only holds her baby for a short time.
It seems to me that the woman who has just worked so hard to birth her baby should be able to hold the baby for as long as she wishes provided baby is doing well.
It also bothered me that the midwife pushes on the woman's belly to help birth the placenta. If a woman holds, nuzzles, and nurses her baby directly after birth, the placenta will come on its own.
"If your baby is breech you have to have a c-section"-- NOT TRUE! Breech presentation is just a variation of normal.
Awesome footage of baby emerging! Hands off--how a breech (butt, or feet first instead of head first) birth should be done--as maneuvering of the baby can easily create problems.
I love how the baby's hands grab her mama's butt as she comes out! Baby is obviously doing well!
This is a homebirth after cesarean (after 3 cesareans actually!). For all you ladies that want a homebirth and are told that you can't because you've had one or more c-sections this is for you... you CAN have a homebirth VBAC!(vaginal birth after cesarean)
This woman shares how she was empowered by finding her physical strength through training for a half ironman. Her journey to physical fitness gave her the strength and stamina to give birth naturally.
It goes to show just how connected your mind and body are! Fitness and strength is something I am a huge believer in--it translates to the rest of your life.
Just take a look at Mom and Dad's faces after baby is born and contrast this with how Mom looked after previous c-sections--night and day! Looks of absolute triumph after her homebirth.
A big THANK-YOU to all these women for sharing their natural birth videos so that more women will be inspired and choose natural birth!