Microbirth Documentary – Watch the Trailer Free and Stream Online | Alto Films

Microbirth Documentary – Watch the Trailer Free and Stream Online | Alto Films

Microbirth is a 60 minute documentary exploring the latest scientific research into the microscopic events that happen during childbirth. These events could have life-long consequences for the health of our children and potentially impact the future of mankind. Winner of the Grand Prix award at the Life Sciences Film Festival in 2014, the film features world leading experts including Martin Blazer and Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello. Stream the movie online for $5.50. Watch on iOS, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. Learn more. Duration:  59 minutes FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE This rental and…Read more …
Heads Up – The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery | Informed Pregnancy

Heads Up – The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery | Informed Pregnancy

Why are most physicians no longer offering vaginal breech delivery? Is it a fear of liability? Peer pressure? Bullying by insurance companies? Or were they just never taught how to? The documentary film Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery (produced by Dr. Elliot Berlin, DC) answers these questions. As aging doctors skilled in vaginal breech delivery cease to practice, the vaginal option for breech birth is disappearing at a rapid rate. Will doctors who don’t have these skills explain the benefits and risks of both vaginal breech birth and cesarean…Read more …
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

by Megan Nickel-Martin Vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, is not a new phenomenon or fad.  It became popular in the 1980’s after the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued statements promoting VBAC and dismantled the idea of “once a cesarean, always a cesarean.”  The cesarean surgery has become so refined since its ancient beginnings that women are no longer dying during the operation and surgical technique has improved making VBAC a safe reality.  In 1999, however, the VBAC movement was set back when ACOG released a practice bulletin limiting access…Read more …
Are You Pregnant or Planning to Become Pregnant?

Are You Pregnant or Planning to Become Pregnant?

by Judi Amico, Andrea Barbosa, Angela Bailey & Felicia Elston SWFLBN Chapter Leaders Childbearing women in Southwest Florida have a variety of options available when choosing how, where and the type of of provider to give birth with.  In preparing for your special day and the many decisions you will have to make, navigating options and knowing where to find them is easier with the help of a guide. Often maternity care providers are attending numerous women in a short period of time, minimizing opportunity for individualized care.  Individualized care allows the provider to…Read more …
Helping Expectant Moms Learn About Childbirth Options

Helping Expectant Moms Learn About Childbirth Options

by Andrea Barbosa & Angela Bailey SWFLBN Chapter Leaders The way that a woman experiences childbirth can profoundly affect her mental, physical and spiritual well-being.  Postpartum Support International states that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth is experienced by 1-6% of women, most often caused by real or perceived trauma in labor or postpartum. Reasons can include poor communication and lack of support and reassurance during the delivery and/or having an unplanned cesarean. Many women are choosing to become informed about all of their childbirth options, yet there are many more that are…Read more …