Saturday, May 24, 2008

Beautiful waterbirth video

Here is a beautiful waterbirth video courtesy of Sage Femme. It has been flagged by the YouTube community but I have chosen to show the whole video here because it is a beautiful birth video.

The main reason I love it is because it shows big sister being there to see her little brother born. I am hugely in favor of siblings being present at births, especially when they are at home. Parents fret far too much about this - children take birth in their stride and it is usually a very positive thing for them. The main thing is that everything is explained to them especially about mummy being in pain, and that there is someone available to support them.

The other interesting thing about this video is that the birth is unassisted ie no health professional is present, not even a midwife. The whole issue of unassisted birth is an interesting one, but that discussion will have to wait for another day.

I absolutely love the slogan at the end of the video:


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely lovely! x