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Video (DVDs)

Do you want to show your childbirth clients examples of safe and gentle birth? Sometimes, seeing is better than telling and a DVD is the perfect solution! Scroll down for a complete list.

DVD formats:

  • All DVDs are available in NTSC format ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries
  • Some DVDs are also available in PAL format (playable in most countries in the rest of the world).

DVDs are non-refundable. Discs with technical problems may be exchanged for other titles or for credit with Midwifery Today within 90 days of purchase. For more information, please see the Return Policy FAQ.





MotherTouch: Touch Techniques for Birth
Code: V10TTB
Price: $55.00
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Leslie Piper L.M.T and Leslie Stager R.N., L.M.T.

Discover the essentials of supportive touch during labor with this comprehensive DVD. You’ll learn about contraindications, use of acupressure, reflexology, hydrotherapy, general comfort strokes and pain relieving techniques. Part I discusses benefits, self-care for the touch companion during birth, the importance of establishing communication with the laboring woman and the cultivation of a safe environment. Part II focuses on specific techniques that address different parts of the body and common complaints, including slow labor, exhaustion, back pain, and anxiety.

You’ll appreciate the visuals, including those of women in laboring in a variety of positions. And a special feature includes a midwife’s story of the use of belly rub and emotional support to encourage labor.

NTSC, 78 minutes

This DVD is available in the following formats:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )
  •PAL ( playable in most countries in the rest of the world )

 



General Skills for the Student Midwife
Code: V10SM
Price: $49.00
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On sale! Discount price expires December 31, 2014. Original price: $69.00.

Produced by Birth Joy Consultants

Learn and review basic skills that are essential to your midwifery education. When you own this DVD, you’ll be able to watch demonstrations by experienced midwives and nurses, as well as see how the skills are used in real life. You’ll also learn about the management of maternal and newborn vitals outside of normal range.

If you’re a student midwife, this 2-DVD set belongs on your shelf. It’s a great way to see hands-on skills being performed and to be introduced to these skills before you begin practicing them.

Topics covered include:

  • Hand Washing
  • Gloving and Ungloving
  • Sterile Technique
  • Sterilization of Instruments
  • Universal Precautions
  • Basic Treatment of Shock
  • Maternal Temperature Assessment
  • Maternal Pulse
  • Maternal Respiratory Assessment
  • Maternal Skin Assessment
  • Eye Exam
  • Ear Exam
  • Newborn Temperature Assessment
  • Newborn Pulses
  • Respiratory Assessment of the Newborn
  • Apgar Scoring Assessment

Disc 1: 88 minutes, Disc 2: 83 minutes

Educator or Institution Versions: If you are purchasing this DVD and are associated with a College, University or Educational Group and you would like to use the DVD in your program, please purchase the Educator Version and this will allow you the Public Performance Rights. If you would like to have a copy of the License, or for further details, please e-mail admin@midwiferytoday.com.

This DVD is available in the following format:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



MotherTouch: Nurturing Touch for Birth
Code: V10NTB
Price: $39.95
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Leslie Piper L.M.T and Leslie Stager R.N., L.M.T.

Discover how the integrated use of touch can be used during various stages of labor and birth. Nurturing Touch for Birth features two home and two hospital births and shows deliveries taking place in several positions: hands and knees, standing, and semi-reclining. You’ll appreciate the powerful imagery, evocative music, and inspiring narration that lead you through this 26-minute visual illustrating the importance and power of touch.

This DVD is perfect for childbirth education classes and doula trainings, and will also be an inspiration to midwives, nurses, and pregnant mothers and their birth companions

NTSC, 26 minutes

This DVD is available in the following formats:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )
  •PAL ( playable in most countries in the rest of the world )

 



Newborn Exam for the Student Midwife
Code: V10NE
Price: $69.00
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On sale! Discount price expires December 31, 2014. Original price: $99.00.

Produced by Birth Joy Consultants

With over four hours of instruction, this four-disc DVD set will help you learn the details of newborn exam. The first section discusses the basics, demonstrating how to examine the eyes, ears, nose and other parts of the newborn's body. The second section covers common newborn reflexes such as rooting, sucking and swallowing. In the third section, you'll learn a variety of gestational age assessment factors, including both external and neurological signs. The fourth section is a review of the newborn exam, and the final disc has special features on the prepuce and male circumcision. This in-depth resource is a valuable learning tool for apprentice and student midwives.

Contents:

Part I: The Newborn Exam
Introduction
Equipment
1. General Appearance
2. General Measurements
3. Temperature
4. Skin
5. Head
6. Eyes
7. Ears
8. Nose
9. Mouth and throat
10. Neck
11. Chest
12. Lungs
13. Heart
14. Abdomen
15. Female Genitalia
16. Male Genitalia
17. Back and Rectum
18. Extremities
19. Neuromuscular system
Neonate Transport/Breastfeeding Demonstration

Part II: Common Newborn Reflexes
Introduction
1. Rooting
2. Sucking
3. Swallowing
4. Tonic neck reflex
5. Moro’s
6. Palmer or grasp
7. Gag
8. Babinski’s
9. Plantar
10. Stepping
11. Trunk incurvation

Part III: Gestational Age Assessment
Twin Waterbirth
Introduction
A) External Signs
1. Edema
2. Skin Texture
3. Skin Color
4. Skin Opacity
5. Lanugo
6. Plantar Creases
7. Nipple Formation
8. Breast Size
9. Ear Form
10. Ear Firmness
11. Genitalia Male
12. Genitalia Female
B) Neurological Signs
1. Posture
2. Square Window
3. Ankle dorsiflexion
4. Arm Recoil
5. Leg Recoil
6. Popiteal Angle
7. Heel to Ear
8. Scarf Sign
9. Head Lag
10. Ventral Suspension

Part IV: Review of the Newborn Exam

Special Features
"The Prepuce"
Male Circumcision

Disclaimer: The information on this tape is based on the experience of the presenters and other competent sources; however, since each woman and birthing circumstance is unique, the producer cannot assume any liability for the use of the information represented.

NTSC, 5 hours, 27 minutes

Educator or Institution Versions: If you are purchasing this DVD and are associated with a College, University or Educational Group and you would like to use the DVD in your program, please purchase the Educator Version and this will allow you the Public Performance Rights. If you would like to have a copy of the License, or for further details, please e-mail admin@midwiferytoday.com.

This DVD is available in the following format:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Miss Margaret: The Story of an Alabama Granny Midwife
Code: V10MM
Price: $40.00
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Sage Femme

Margaret Charles Smith caught her first baby when she was five years old. She went on to become one of the last great “Granny” midwives before midwives were outlawed in Alabama in 1976. Miss Margaret tells the story of this amazing woman. You’ll see how her apprenticeship lasted for a year without pay, and that later, in her homebirth practice, she was often paid in produce, fruit or eggs instead of the $5.00 fee for her services. She attended over 3500 homebirths and never lost a mother. There were times when she caught four babies in a night or waded in water over her knees to reach a birthing mother. Ina May Gaskin calls her a “national treasure,” and all of us can learn from her courage, perseverance and motherwit.

The DVD also includes a short section about how the Granny system was crushed in Alabama.

53 minutes

This DVD is available in the following format:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Homebirth Stories (DVD)
Code: V10HS
Price: $18.00
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Miri Urman and Amit Miller

Enjoy the homebirth stories of three couples. You'll see various ways of giving birth, including waterbirth, squatting, the use of a birthing stool and birthing in a bed. You'll also learn how the couples made their decisions and why they concluded that homebirth was the most favorable birthing option for them.

The filmmakers are the parents of two children born at home.

Audio in Hebrew, with English subtitles.

NTSC, 42 minutes

This DVD is available in the following formats:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Of Nature and Birth - DVD Slide Show
Code: HH-NB
Price: $39.00
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Photos by Harriette Hartigan

“I am opening up in sweet surrender to the beautiful baby in my womb.” Sung by Imani, these words weave around the captivating images of this visual celebration of birth.

The show begins with slides of peony buds opening to full blossom, a metaphor for the connection between nature and birth. This is followed by several powerful pictures of women in labor, in various positions and settings. Then you witness the actual moment of birth, with a sequence of photos from crowning to the newborn babe in her mother’s arms. The show concludes with photos of moms and their babies–the flower of birth in full bloom.

“As we trust the flower to open to new life, so we can trust birth.” This slide show is a powerful affirmation of this statement. It will make a beautiful beginning for your presentations to birthing classes. Add one to your lending library as encouragement for a pregnant woman to open as a flower on her birth day.

If you’d also like a slide presentation appropriate for general audiences, see “Epic Women,” by Harriette Hartigan.

3 minutes

This DVD is available in the following formats:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



More than Food - DVD Slide Show
Code: HH-MF
Price: $39.00
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Photos by Harriette Hartigan

A nursing woman gives nourishment beyond food, as mother and babe continue to share the deep touch of birth while breastfeeding. When you watch More Than Food, you’ll see the emotional and social realms of breastfeeding in a diversity of family experiences, from newborn to toddler, all choreographed to the music of “Morning Has Broken.”

This DVD slide show presents visual information that will inspire, encourage and educate. If you are a childbirth educator, lactation consultant or educator, doula, midwife or nurse, you will find it a useful tool to share with your clients.

3 1/2 minutes, NTSC format

This DVD is available in the following formats:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Epic Women DVD Slide Show
Code: HH-EW
Price: $39.00
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Photos by Harriette Hartigan

This stunning DVD is a powerful affirmation of woman's ability to give birth naturally. Choreographed to Bette Midler singing "The Rose," these 31 still photographs of women in labor capture the essence of birth.

A montage of faces, bellies and babies, Epic Women demonstrates the majesty and dignity of women in the daily, epic work of bringing life into this world. At 3 1/2 minutes, this DVD is perfect to share with your clients, to show at presentations or anywhere you want to demonstrate the power and beauty of women who trust their own bodies. If you've seen Harriette's slide show at a Midwifery Today conference, you'll appreciate this opportunity to own the show yourself.

3 1/2 minutes

This DVD is available in the following formats:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Birth Day (DVD)
Code: 99VBD4
Price: $30.00
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Naolí Vinaver Lopez and Family

You'll enjoy this new and expanded version of Birth Day, which includes the original eleven-minute documentary as well as ten additional chapters. Taped by the baby's grandfather, Georges Vinaver, and narrated by the baby's mother, midwife Naolí Vinaver Lopez, the heart of this inspiring DVD is the birth of the family's third child and first daughter, Tamaya Okumura Vinaver. The birth takes place at home with Naolí's husband and two children in Xalapa, Mexico. The result is a touching and intimate account of natural birth, waterbirth and close family dynamics.

The new material includes additional footage of Tamaya's birth, moments of family bonding and interviews with the grandparents, the midwife and others. In the chapter "Besos" (kisses), you'll witness the entire family in the birthing pool bonding with the new baby. In "La Placenta," you'll see the birth of the placenta and then watch as the family makes an artistic placenta print, a memento of the arrival of its newest member.

Beautiful and inspiring, Birth Day gives insight into what is needed for birth to be beautiful, safe and natural. It will help parents and practitioners alike understand the true and sacred meaning of birth.

A Sage Femme Production. Available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and English with German subtitles.

66 minutes.

This DVD is available in the following format:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Laboring Under an Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs the Real Thing
Code: 09VLS
Price: $19.95
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Vicki Elson, MA, CCE

If you’ve ever gritted your teeth or yelled at the screen while watching a birth on TV or in the movies, you’ll love this DVD.

In Laboring Under an Illusion, anthropologist Vicki Elson uses over 100 video clips to explore media-generated myths about childbirth. The resulting contrast of fiction with reality is hilarious, engaging and enlightening.

“To understand what it’s really like to have a baby, we have to debunk the silly and scary images served up by the profit-driven media. In reality, birth is hard work, sometimes simple, sometimes complicated, but always miraculous and unforgettable.”

Laboring Under an Illusion, is a thought-provoking tour of diverse attitudes and practices–a must-see video for anyone who cares about the reality of childbirth.

50 minutes, NTSC

This DVD is available in the following format:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Giving Birth
Code: 09VGB
Price: $35.00
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Unveiling Birth: The Wisdom, Science and Heart

Featuring Obstetrician/Gynecologist Christiane Northrup and author/advocate Suzanne Arms

Discover what’s possible for 95% of all mothers and babies who can birth normally and naturally. Giving Birth contrasts the medical and midwifery models for birth and explains the risks of routine obstetric practices. Listen and learn as three obstetricians, a labor and delivery nurse, and a doula share some of the scientific evidence about birth.

You’ll learn why it’s important to have a doula if you birth in a hospital. You’ll see images of a waterbirth and hear a mother share her profound disappointment when she learns that her scheduled cesarean denied her and her baby the benefits of an unmedicated birth. Common misconceptions about pain in labor, epidural anesthesia, cesarean, and many routine hospital procedures are explored.

Featured is a homebirth attended by both a midwife and doula. You’ll be able to watch the mother on the birthing stool and see the natural rhythm of her contractions.

The DVD version of Giving Birth is updated and revised and includes an entirely new hour of bonus material that focuses on an uninterfered-with first hour after birth. You’ll see the birth of the placenta, the dad cutting the cord, the newborn skin-to-skin on his mom, and more.

Includes a free resource/teaching guide, “Giving Birth: Challenges and Choices,” a $6 value. This 36-page guide includes additional information and scientific evidence, including information about birth trauma. It is divided into three main sections: How to Show This Video, Important Birth Issues and Facts, and References and Other Details.

36 minutes, plus 60 minutes of bonus material, NTSC format

 



Comfort Measures for Childbirth (DVD)
Code: 09VCM
Price: $60.00
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Produced by Penny Simkin, PT

Watch and learn as Penny shows you exactly how and when to use more than 40 different comfort measures for women in labor. These techniques, along with a helpful, confident partner and/or doula, are the tools necessary to help women labor without medication.

Practice along with expecting guest couples as they learn the techniques in each of the DVD's four sections:

  • Basic relaxation and rhythmic breathing
  • Comfort measures, devices, and positions
  • Techniques to help with back pain and labor progress
  • Positions and techniques for pushing and birth

The detailed interactive menu allows you to choose exactly what you want to watch -- the entire DVD, a single section, or even a single comfort measure to learn or review.

Comfort Measures for Childbirth is must-viewing for expecting parents, childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, doctors, and for students in nursing, midwifery and medical school.

Penny Simkin is a physical therapist, childbirth educator, doula and internationally respected expert on non-drug approaches to labor pain. This completely new DVD replaces the VHS version previously available.

91 minutes.

This DVD is available in the following formats:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Birth as We Know It DVD (International Edition)
Code: 09VBWK2
Price: $45.00
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Produced by The Sentient Circle

This new international edition lets you choose to listen to the narration in any of seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese or Spanish.

This stunningly beautiful film features 11 natural births in home and hospital settings, including the home waterbirth of twins, a breech delivery and a birth in the Black Sea. Useful as an educational film for mothers-to-be, it shows that a good birth is possible and can have a profoundly positive impact on both mother and baby.

You can also choose to listen to the Director's Commentary (available only in English for now) and the Instrumental option of playing the film without any narration, just with the breathtaking sound track.

2006. 72 minutes

This DVD is available in the following formats:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Birth of a Family DVD
Code: 09VBF
Price: $30.00
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Pond House Productions

What would it be like to give birth naturally, in a completely relaxed atmosphere without unnecessary intervention, surrounded by people you love and choose to be with? You’ll find out when you watch Birth of a Family, the story of one family’s four homebirths.

Christina and Nielsen van Duijn videotaped the births of their four children over a twelve year period. With the help of Frank Ferrel (Birth Day), the story of this family’s birth unfolds through laughter, joy, tears and children.

Christina is passionate about wanting women to be empowered by their birth experience and made this beautiful film so that others could be inspired by her family’s experiences. Watching this DVD will help women learn about their choices and options so that they may experience a healthy joyous journey through pregnancy into birth and motherhood.

30 minutes, NTSC format

This DVD is available in the following formats:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Perceptions, Reflections and Connections (DVD Slide Show and Booklet)
Code: 09PRC
Price: $44.95
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Photos by Judith Elaine Halek, Birth Balance

Revel in these bold images of pregnancy and birth, parent and child. This delightful DVD features 50 mostly color photos of multi-cultural families in a variety of poses and situations, accompanied by soothing original music. Inspiring and educational, it's the perfect DVD to show to your clients.

The photos on the DVD are reprised in the booklet, along with inspiring and informative words. It educates, inspires, entertains and helps you reflect about choices made during the process of pregnancy, labor, birth and parenting. Small enough to carry in your purse or birth bag, you'll want to pull it out often to share the beauty and wisdom with others.

The set also makes a lovely shower gift.

DVD: 5 minutes, NTSC
Booklet: Comb-bound card stock, 50 pages, 5.5 x 5 inches

This DVD is available in the following formats:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Orgasmic Birth - The Best Kept Secret (DVD)
Code: 08VOC
Price: $29.95
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Orgasmic Birth brings to the screen the ultimate challenge to our cultural myths by inviting you to see first-hand the glorious emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable through birth. Enjoy an intimate view of 11 women who say “yes” to this journey. Watch them labor undisturbed, free to move their bodies to the internal rhythm of labor, laughing, kissing, and moaning through their contractions.

Joyous, sensuous and revolutionary, Orgasmic Birth intersperses stunning moments of women in the ecstatic release of childbirth with commentary by experts such as doctors Christiane Northrup and Marsden Wagner, midwives Elizabeth Davis, Naolí Vinaver and Ina May Gaskin, and social scientists Robbie Davis-Floyd and Carrie Contey. Filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro gives you an inside look at an approach that is more pleasant and statistically a whole lot safer and healthier for both mother and child.

85 minutes

This DVD is available in the following format:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Born in Water: A Sacred Journey
Code: 07VBW
Price: $39.95
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Doble Via Productions and the Andaluz Waterbirth Center

A collection of seven waterbirths, including a home waterbirth, Born in Water shows women surrendering to the power of their labor and giving birth without intervention. Watch as they reclaim their power as bearers of life and bring their children into the world with gentleness, awareness and wisdom. You’ll also see birth partners actively supporting women, and midwives at their unobtrusive best.

If you’ve ever wondered what a waterbirth is like, or if you’ve wished you could share the joy of waterbirth with others, this DVD is for you. Anyone with preconceived notions of water birth as risky will find that this DVD dispels those fears and misconceptions about this gentle way to give birth.

All the births were attended by midwife Jennifer Gallardo, at the Andaluz Waterbirth Center in Guatemala and Oregon.

33 minutes.

This DVD is available in the following format:
  •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

 



Normalizing the Breech Delivery (DVD)
Code: 00VNBB
Price: $49.95
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By Midwives Valerie El Halta and Rahima Baldwin Dancy, CPM
Produced by Amanda A. Smith, MFA

Anyone attending women in labor needs to know how to deliver a breech—whether or not they intend to do breech deliveries in their practice. Valerie El Halta and Rahima Baldwin Dancy are nationally-known midwives, authors, midwifery educators and former co-directors of The Birth Center in Dearborn, Michigan. In this video they share their expertise in the clearest, most detailed teaching video currently available on this important subject.

The DVD includes:

  • a Breech Scoring System to help evaluate risk for a vaginal delivery
  • detailed consideration of the normal breech labor and delivery through sensitive footage of the birth of a first baby in the frank breech position
  • review of the key points for diagnosing and delivering a frank breech, using a doll and pelvis
  • what to do if there are complications (using the doll and pelvis and artist’s drawings)
  • special consideration when a breech is footling, with footage of the second twin born in this position
  • discussion of various positions for the mother in delivering a breech baby
  • This video makes it clear that a breech delivery should not be undertaken by an inexperienced practitioner. However, it reflects the midwives’ experience and conviction that everyone who attends pregnant women should have basic knowledge of the breech delivery.

    The video is designed for use:

  • in all midwifery training programs and medical schools
  • by EMT training and nursing programs, labor and delivery in-services, etc.
  • for independent study by experienced midwives and midwifery students who want to learn more about breech deliveries
  • as an educational tool for clients if a provider does breech deliveries
  • 1987, 36 minutes.
    For more information, click here.

    This DVD is available in the following format:
      •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

     



    Birth with Gloria Lemay
    Code: V11BG
    Price: $35.00
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    Gloria Lemay

    Experience the raw, honest sights and sounds of birth! This new DVD by Gloria Lemay features nine beautiful homebirths in their natural state without added elements that can give women an unrealistic expectation of what birth is really like.

    Choose to watch the homebirths without narration or with commentary by Gloria.

    The DVD also includes a 30-minute PSA by Nocirc.org featuring Dr. Dean Edell and a 25-minute film for medical students on the importance and function of the male foreskin, “The Prepuce,” by Doctors Opposing Circumcision.

    Birth with Gloria Lemay is an essential resource for anyone interested in natural childbirth. Gloria has been encouraging women to give birth naturally for 33 years and is a passionate advocate for pregnant women and their babies.

    NTSC, 32 minutes plus 55 minutes of extra material

    This DVD is available in the following format:
      •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

     



    Midwife's Assistant Orientation for the Student Midwife (DVD)
    Code: V12AO
    Price: $69.00
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    On sale! Discount price expires December 31, 2014. Original price: $89.00.

    Produced by Birth Joy Consultants

    This new 2-disc edition is packed with information for the student midwife. A combination of live workshops and demonstrations help you prepare for clinical site training and experience. The set includes detailed instructions for many emergencies, such as postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia and shock. You'll also be shown how to set up and put away equipment and you'll be able to watch roleplay of various scenarios such as waterbirth procedures and neonatal resuscitation.

    The major sections are Requirements, Duties, Informed Choice, The Delivery, Postpartum, Waterbirth, Cleanup Duties, Blood Pressure, Leopold's Maneuvers, Fetal Heart Auscultation, Record-Keeping, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Procedures, Oxygen Usage, Resuscitation of the Newborn and Intravenous Fluid Administration.

    Disc 1: 2 hours, 15 minutes, Disc 2: 2 hours, 17 minutes

    Educator or Institution Versions: If you are purchasing this DVD and are associated with a College, University or Educational Group and you would like to use the DVD in your program, please purchase the Educator Version and this will allow you the Public Performance Rights. If you would like to have a copy of the License, or for further details, please e-mail admin@midwiferytoday.com.

    This DVD is available in the following format:
      •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

     



    Dance of the Womb: A Gentle Guide to Belly Dance for Pregnancy & Birth (DVD)
    Code: V12BD
    Price: $48.95
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    Maha Al Musa

    Learn about belly dance in its most original form: a birth dance to tone the pelvic muscles and aid them in their work, to soothe and center the laboring woman and to guide her actively through the process of bringing her baby into the world.

    Start your belly dancing with a 45-minute warm-up that includes positions useful during labor, pelvic floor exercises, and targeted stretching. After the warm-up you can choose from six dance chapters that teach specific movements and their uses during labor.

    The second disc demonstrates belly dance in practice during labor, and features a beautifully filmed 50-minute documentary of Maha's homebirth at the age of 46. Two midwives discuss how these techniques can benefit both mother and baby. This unique film offers both an understanding of how to use belly dance to aid labor and the encouragement of seeing a homebirth unfolding naturally, safely, and with grace and strength.

    Although wonderful for any birth practitioner's library, Dance of the Womb would also make a beautiful gift for any woman who wants to learn more about her body, about traditional Middle Eastern culture and birth customs, or who just wants to engage in the time-honored tradition of the belly dance.

    164 minutes

    This DVD is available in the following format:
      •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

     



    Five Countries, Six Births, Seven Babies: Mother Nature's Design for Birth
    Code: V12FC
    Price: $26.00
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    Produced by Love Delivers

    Good births are positive, life-transforming events. When a woman witnesses a good birth, with powerful images of mothers and babies, it helps her lose her fear and inspires her to learn to embrace birth as a joyful experience.

    Five Countries, Six Births, Seven Babies presents six such births. Filmed between 1994 and 2010, this DVD showcases homebirths in Guatemala, Costa Rica, France, the USA and Bermuda. This DVD is helpful and inspiring for women, families, childbirth educators and the health care community; the individual chapters make it easy to use in classes, conferences and lectures.

    • Track 1 (7 min.): 1994 France
    • Track 2 (7 min.): 2006 Costa Rica
    • Track 3 (13 min.): 2007 Guatemala (2 births)
    • Track 4 (10 min.): 2008 U.S.A. (twins)
    • Track 5 (11min.): 2010 Bermuda

    NTSC, 48 minutes

    This DVD is available in the following format:
      •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

     



    Maternal Exam for the Student Midwife. Part I (DVD)
    Code: V12ME
    Price: $89.00
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    On sale! Discount price expires December 31, 2014. Original price: $129.00.

    Produced by Birth Joy Consultants

    This two-disc DVD set is a comprehensive learning tool for beginning students or for practicing midwives who want to brush up on the details of the maternal physical exam.

    It features step-by-step instruction on over 20 aspects of this exam, including Leopold’s maneuvers, fundal height measurement and the correct procedure for taking fetal heart tones. Also covered are palpation of the thyroid, lymph nodes, breasts and abdomen, and information on examining the heart, lungs, extremities and head. You’ll appreciate the colorful illustrations of obstetrical anatomy, the detailed descriptions and the live demonstrations and examples on pregnant women in a midwifery clinic.

    Disc 1: 2 hours, 17 minutes
    Disc 2: 1 hour, 40 minutes
    NTSC

    Educator or Institution Versions: If you are purchasing this DVD and are associated with a College, University or Educational Group and you would like to use the DVD in your program, please purchase the Educator Version and this will allow you the Public Performance Rights. If you would like to have a copy of the License, or for further details, please e-mail admin@midwiferytoday.com.

    This DVD is available in the following format:
      •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

     



    Maternal Exam for the Student Midwife, Part II, The Pelvic Exam (DVD)
    Code: V12PE
    Price: $79.00
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    On sale! Discount price expires December 31, 2014. Original price: $119.00.

    Produced by Birth Joy Consultants

    This two-disc DVD set includes the various aspects of pelvic examination and is a valuable learning opportunity for midwives and students wanting to improve their ability and confidence.

    Respectful and detailed demonstrations will show you how to do internal, bimanual, rectal and speculum exams. You’ll also learn about visualization of the external genitalia, palpation of the internal reproductive organs, pelvimentry, and the procedure for collecting cultures from the cervix and surrounding tissues. Original illustrations of obstetrical anatomy will help you understand the female internal reproductive organs as well as the external genitalia.

    Approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes, NTSC

    Educator or Institution Versions: If you are purchasing this DVD and are associated with a College, University or Educational Group and you would like to use the DVD in your program, please purchase the Educator Version and this will allow you the Public Performance Rights. If you would like to have a copy of the License, or for further details, please e-mail admin@midwiferytoday.com.

    This DVD is available in the following format:
      •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

     



    Organic Birth: Birth is Natural (DVD)
    Code: V14ON
    Price: $19.95
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    Organic Birth: Birth is Natural has been adapted and edited from the 85-minute award-winning documentary Orgasmic Birth. This DVD includes an expanded midwifery section, a more concise format, and added chapter navigation, which makes it perfect for expectant parents and a good resource tool for use in childbirth education classes.

    NTSC, 52 minutes

    This DVD is available in the following format:
      •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

     



    Daily Essentials: Activities for pregnancy comfort and easier birth (DVD)
    Code: V14DE
    Price: $20.00
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    Start early in pregnancy to prepare your body for birth. Daily Essentials is a unique instructional video that will show you how to be more comfortable during your pregnancy while preparing your pelvic muscles, joints and ligaments for the actual birth.

    This DVD features activities to balance your pregnant body. It starts with Daily Activities, a gentle 35-minute stretch that will help you move more freely. Once you are comfortable with these movements, turn to the easy “Blooma Style” daily yoga routine, which pulls the stretches together into 28 minutes of flowing movement.

    Within a week or two many pregnancy discomforts of the pelvis and lower back may be reduced. Sleep may be more comfortable. The pleasures of pregnancy increase when all these nurturing techniques are integrated into your daily lifestyle.

    Produced by Sarah Longacre, international prenatal yoga instructor and birth doula, and Gail Tully, the Spinning Babies Lady, Daily Essentials is perfect for expectant mothers and a must for any birth professional’s library.

    88 minutes, NTSC

    This DVD is available in the following format:
      •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

     



    Spinning Babies: Parent Class (DVD)
    Code: V14SB
    Price: $40.00
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    Join six couples as they learn why Spinning Babies works and how it can enhance your labor and birth. The DVD includes real consultations with two of the couples, one with a breech baby and one with a baby in a transverse lie.

    A companion to Daily Essentials, Spinning Babies: Parent Class goes beyond maternal positioning to seek ideal fetal positions. This DVD presents practical strategies that fill the labor progress gaps that other classes often miss; it can be used to supplement any approach or childbirth method.

    Birth challenges are presented calmly with simple explanations, visuals, and solutions. There is no ideology other than physiology. Included is footage from homebirths that illustrate labor pattern variations.

    This DVD is useful for birth in the hospital, birth center or home and will educate both parents and midwife.

    NTSC, about 110 minutes

    This DVD is available in the following format:
      •NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )

     


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