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This is a lovely waterbirth video from YouTube. Notice how the noises the mother is making sound much more pleasurable than the agonizing moans you hear from most mothers who choose the medical model of childbirth. While this waterbirth does have a midwife in attendance, the midwife seems to do a fairly decent job of [...]
Kegel exercises are unheard of by many women and yet they may benefit women’s health in a variety of ways. What are they? Kegel exercises are designed to strengthen all the muscles that support your urethra, bladder, uterus and rectum. In the 1940′s, Dr. Arnold Kegel, a gynecologist, recommended these exercises for his patients to [...]
A comprehensive, new and unique approach to childbirth preparation by Wintergreen There are 4 foundations to The Pink Kit Method for birthing body™. The 1st foundation has been put into the multi-media resource called The Pink Kit: Essential Preparations for your birthing body. In the video and interactive book, expectant parents will learn the body [...]
Update: This show has been pushed back to January 2, 2009 Watch Friday December 12, at 10pm EST. The show is primarily about orgasmic, pleasurable birth with small segments devoted to unassisted childbirth and extreme breastfeeding. ABCnews.com More on the segment from the NY Times Parenting Blog
Giving birth can an extremely uncomfortable and painful experience for many mothers, and while for some women labor goes quickly and relatively easily, for others it can turn into a real ordeal. Where our grandmothers had to go through the pain barrier more or less unaided, there are quite a few options available for today’s [...]
Birth is an extraordinary event for families and for the whole community. We have come a long way, and it is now rare for women to die in childbirth. There are still, however, many unanswered questions. Why is birth still perceived as dangerous, when it is such a natural event and there has never been [...]