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Birth Day (DVD)
Code: 99VBD4
Price: $19.95
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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 )


  Gentle Birth Choices (Audio Tape)
Code: 971T640
Price: $9.00
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Teachers: Barbara Harper
Content: Learn how to clear the space for gentle birth, helping women to be ready for birth, both emotionally and spiritually.

Good Birth Pack
Code: BIPP2
Price: $22.00
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When you order these three issues of Midwifery Today you'll learn some of the ways birth can be made a beautiful, gentle life experience for both mother and baby. A $30 value, this package includes:
  *Issue 50 on Homebirth ($10)
  *Issue 54 on Waterbirth ($10)
  *Issue 58 on Mamatoto (Mother/Baby) ($10)

  Homebirth and Waterbirth: A Great Combination (Audio Tape)
Code: 971T647
Price: $9.00
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Teachers: Barbara Harper and Jill Cohen
Content: This tape dispels myths and misconceptions regarding waterbirth. Barbara and Jill discuss basics, address complications such as shoulder dystocia, hemorrhage and cord prolapse and how to deal with them in water. They also speak on the physiology of newborn breathing and the safety of waterbirth.

Midwifery Today Issue Number 54 (Summer 2000) Waterbirth
Code: MT54
Price: $8.00
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Now on sale. Regular price $10.

  *What I Learned from the First Hospital Birthing Pool
  *A Landmark in the History of Birthing Pools
  *Birth at Sea
  *Question of the Quarter: What is your favorite waterbirth story?

For more information about this issue, click here.


Midwifery Today Issue Number 96 (Winter 2010/2011 ) Waterbirth
Code: MT96
Price: $11.25
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Theme: Waterbirth

Articles in this issue include:

  • Belly Mapping: Put Positioning into Parents’ Hands by Gail Tully
    Help new parents’ feel more comfortable with their growing baby and teach them about the importance of positioning at the same time with this helpful, instructional article about belly mapping.
  • Birth as a Shape-shifter by Melissa-Marie Marks
    A quick, stirring retelling of a birthing woman who “sings her song of life and death, courage and fear, the end and the beginning.”
  • Waterbirth and GBS by Judy Slome Cohain
    The literature suggests that low-risk women who give birth in water may have a far lower rate of newborn GBS than women who have a dry birth. Author, midwife and researcher Judy Slome Cohain culls through the research and delivers an in-depth look at waterbirth and GBS in this eye-opening article.
  • Waterbirth with a Blind Mother by Cornelia Enning
    That first moment of eye contact between mother and baby is critical during a waterbirth. So what happens when the mother you’re assisting as a midwife is birthing in water and is blind? Author Cornelia Enning recounts one beautiful experience.
  • Like Cures Like: Homeopathy for Pregnancy and Babies by Diane Gregg
    An experienced midwife shares her homeopathic knowledge for solving pregnancy and postpartum woes inexpensively and effectively with homeopathic remedies. Includes a handy chart for midwives on the go.
  • My Waterbirth by Simone Snyder
    Water plays a key role in this sweet story of a home waterbirth.
  • Second was a Gift by Lydia M. Josephson
    The author overcomes her fears during her second birth and doesn’t let the string of “what ifs” overcome her determination to birth naturally, at home and in the water.
  • Unusual Foetal Positions: Hand Beside Ear by Jean Sutton
    Jean Sutton, an expert in baby positions, offers sound advice for midwives facing the unusual “hand beside ear” position.
  • Waterbirth Makes Midwife’s Job Easier by Samantha McCormick
    Why should midwives consider waterbirth as a really, really good thing? Author Samantha McCormick explains why waterbirth rules.
  • Midwifery Education: Trauma or Transformation? by Elizabeth Davis
    An excerpt from Midwifery Today’s new edition of the book Paths to Becoming an Midwife: Getting an Education, this article guides aspiring midwives toward an educational program that will “midwife” them in a way that prepares them fully and totally to midwife others.
  • The Mindfulness of Midwifery: Creating a Practice with Intent by Jodilyn Owen
    How can we help ourselves and other midwives not burn out from the time-consuming, all-encompassing work that is midwifery? In this article, author Jodilyn Owen offers some sound advise based on her own past struggles with time management and burnout.
  • A Motherless Mother by Rea Bochner
    A mother shares a bittersweet tale of birthing her second child naturally and beautifully in the comfort of her own home—the same home in which her mother had recently died.
  • A Tale of Two Births: The Healing Power of VBAC by Kimberly Kovach Trout
    A CNM professor discovers the usefulness of the Foley Bulb when her own daughter wishes to birth vaginally after a cesarean.
  • A Primer on Craniosynostosis by Melanie Roder
    When her daughter is born with unusual features, the author is thrown into a world she never heard of: the world of craniosynostosis. Here, she shares her knowledge with readers and offers a primer on this unusual ailment.
  • Denise’s Birth by Kelly C. Dunn
    Midwives from Mother Health International are still assisting earthquake victims in Haiti. In this moving tale, the author helps a young teenage mother who is alone, afraid and in labor.
  • The Same in Any Language by Jane Drichta
    A US midwife working in the Philippines experiences the sharp pain of telling a young mother that her baby has died in utero and realizes some human experiences are “the same in any language.”
  • Midwives: Sing the Babies Earthside by Ibu Robin Lim
    A gorgeous tale that weaves language, music and birth.

View complete Table of Contents here.


  Using Water in Labor and Delivery (Audio Tape)
Code: 972T726
Price: $16.00
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Teachers: Michel Odent, M.D., Dianne Garland, and Jill Cohen
Content: This tape offers an in-depth exploration of waterbirth, including the physiological effects on mom and baby and the midwives' approach and responsibility. Discusses new developments in research, equipment and practice.

  Waterbirth (Audio Tape)
Code: 981T877
Price: $9.00
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Teachers: Dianne Garland
Content: This informative and enjoyable tape describes how midwives can be comfortable assisting at a waterbirth if they work to overcome their fears of it, rely on their own judgment when it comes to safe practice, and go with their instinct and intuition. Diane addresses such issues as the practicalities of using water in birth, the evolution of water tubs, criteria for normality, and record keeping. She talks through the questions mothers most often ask regarding waterbirth, the what if's and current research.

  Waterbirth (Audio Tape)
Code: 011T1083
Price: $9.00
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Teachers: Barbara Harper
Content: This tape offers a well-articulated look at waterbirth. You'll get information about how to introduce waterbirth into various settings and learn about good studies to use as support for waterbirth. Learn about contraindications and how standards are changing, the dynamics of waterbirth and why it works, and why it's safe to have a baby under water.

  Waterbirth and Using Water in Labor (Audio Tape)
Code: 991T975
Price: $9.00
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Teachers: Jill Cohen and Michel Odent
Content: This tape explores the many benefits and ways of using water in labor and birth by pointing out its unique properties, psychological as well as physical. These very experienced waterbirth practitioners address concerns about water and potential risks, and describe clinical findings and current research. This is a valuable tape for those who advocate waterbirth to their clients.

  Waterbirth: A New Tradition Created by Women (Audio Tape)
Code: 961T435
Price: $9.00
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Teachers: Gloria Lemay and Barbara Harper, RN
Content: Barbara and Gloria complement each other in a most fluid way, creating a class that is dynamically informative. Basic principles are presented along with mechanisms, therapeutic properties and statistics. Learn how the success of gentle birth is spreading worldwide.

  Waterbirth: the Hows, Whys and What-Ifs (Audio Tape)
Code: 921T33
Price: $9.00
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Teachers: Barbara Harper
Content: Barbara Harper solidly confirms the benefits and medical safety of waterbirth and cuts through the hype and unfounded claims that have sadly stigmatized this peaceful method of birth. Trace the ties between women, the ocean, water and birth.

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