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 …
What’s in Your Birth Bag?

What’s in Your Birth Bag?

by Christine Ghali A simple google search for “Birth Bag” brings up a slew of seemingly must-read articles on wildly popular maternity sites. Three pairs of warm, non-skid socks, pen and paper, and sugar-free candy are actually on more than one “must bring” list. Really? What makes these things essential to birthing our babies or providing the laboring mother the comfort measures she needs? It’s lists like this that serve to confuse birthing mothers, cause us to second guess ourselves and ultimately, bring us further from our birthing instincts and our internal locus of…Read more …
Birth As Initiation

Birth As Initiation

by John “Doc” Edwards DC, CACCP Mama’s Chiropractic Clinic Plainly speaking there is no right or wrong to you. You were born, just like the other trillions of humans who have been born before you. Likewise, your child will be born. This is a fact. You will go through the process of pregnancy, and at the end of it become a mother to this child. The universe has a way of unfolding regardless of human plans, and part of the allure for those of us who work with this elemental stage of the…Read more …
Protecting the Intimacy of the Birthing Environment

Protecting the Intimacy of the Birthing Environment

by Nancy F. Prevatt, RN, CCE, CD (Charis) joyfulbirthing.net Resting at the foot of the bed lay a birthing kit, soft echoes of praise and worship can be heard throughout.  Candlelight dances around the room and bounces off the mother’s glistening body.   Gently embracing, they sway to the rhythm of the mother.  No matter what ensues she feels safe, supported, relaxed, and comfortable.  These elements of the birthing environment are essential in the release of the hormones needed for labor to progress effectively. Creating a similar environment as you would for an intimate evening with…Read more …