Natural Clip of Childbirth

Each clip of childbirth is graphic in nature.   They are both excellent examples of just how different giving birth can be. The first is a home waterbirth and the second a hospital birth. They are polar opposites that demonstrate how place of birth can determine the course of a woman's birth experience.


Graphic

The first video conveys that natural childbirth is not about "being a hero/martyr" or having anything to prove.  Choosing a natural birth is choosing to trust your body in its greatest work, the purpose for which it was specifically designed.  There is no drama here.  Watch as this family is gently united with no interventions - no rubbing, no early cord clamping, no stress of any kind.  This baby is caught by her own mother in the privacy of her own home.  You'll see nothing but a calm, peaceful birthing.



Graphic

The next childbirth video is an example of what birth doesn't have to be.  It highlights many non-evidence based interventions and practices that occur routinely during hospital births. The woman is flat on her back; her legs are being pulled back, forcing her to push uphill against gravity. She has an external fetal monitor strapped to her belly. In theory, this monitors the baby for signs of distress; in reality, this intervention has been shown not to improve birth outcomes, but to carry a high rate of false readings and is a proven factor in increasing the rate of unnecessary cesarean sections.


The baby is also being unnecessarily twisted, tugged and otherwise manhandled throughout the entire birth. As birth is an overwhelming sensory experience for a baby, it is important to make the infants first experiences gentle ones.


As illustrated throughout the many other videos in our collection, women can give birth easily and safely without being poked, prodded, handled and maneuvered, when left to themselves to follow their birthing instinct.



Top of Page



Return from Clip of Childbirth to the Childbirth Video Galleries

Return to Giving Birth Naturally Home

Page Last Modified by Catherine Beier, MS, CBE

Most Popular

Follow Us

Giving Birth Naturally Facebook     Giving Birth Naturally RSS     Giving Birth Naturally Twitter

Online Childbirth Classes

Birth Bound Institute

Choose 7 week, 12 week, or Self- Paced online childbirth classes available wherever and whenever you need them.

Featured Birth Story

Vanessa's natural birth story shows that when birth is left alone to proceed as it should, it waits for no one - not even doctors or midwives.

Free Pregnancy Tickers

Free Pregnancy Tickers

Create a free pregnancy ticker to post on your blog, website, Facebook profile or favorite social media...

The Birth Survey

The Birth Survey


© 2007-12  GivingBirthNaturally.com :: All Rights Reserved

32424 N 1600 East Rd :: Blackstone IL 61313 :: 312.574.0309



Official PayPal Seal IBCIM.ORG Merchant Seal of Approval