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Grab your tissues for this one! One of our course founders, Morag Hastings of Apple Blossom Families, captured this amazing footage of a beautiful home water birth. A beautiful birth story in video form. Check it out:
More and more people are preparing for their births by writing a birth plan. Here are our tips for putting one together. What is the point of having a birth plan? 1. It’s an exercise that helps you get clear on what matters to you Buy making time to sit down and think about your birth,
We (Jessica & Morag: Birth at Home owners/instructors) attended a home birth together last year. The mother was a good friend and doula colleague. Sage had her first birthday today, and Morag prepared her a slideshow to tell Sage’s birth story. Check it out: To see more of Morag’s work, visit her website. appleblossomfamilies.com
A topic that comes up from time to time is whether or not men should be a part of childbirth. One of the most controversial articles on the topic is one by renowned natural childbirth physician, Dr. Michel Odent (who we love; he has a tonne of amazing insight into natural childbirth. If you haven’t
In our Birth at Home classes, we like to keep things simple. While our course is jam-packed with a variety of valuable information, we continuously come back to the 4 basics which we believe really make the difference in childbirth: Eat Drink Rest Pee In this post, we go over some recommendations for the Eat and
Google “Home Birth Supply List” and you will find a plethora of long lists that make home birth look like something that needs a tonne of preparation. The truth is, most of the items on the home birth supply lists include items you would want even for a hospital birth, and a lot of nice-to-haves
With the sunny days of summer, we’ve been slacking with our birth stories! In July, the two of us Birth at Home owners had the special treat of attending the birth of one of our students as a doula/photographer team. The birthing couple were very close friends of mine, making the birth even more special!
Birth pool set-up is relatively easy, but planning and doing some troubleshooting ahead of time can save a lot of unnecessary chaos during your birth. Here are our top 11 tips for smooth birth pool set up: 1. First off, read this pro-and-con list comparing brands of birth pools from birth pool expert, Jill Colpitts
Sometimes birth happens quickly and there just isn’t TIME to go to the hospital or birth center! One of our Birth at Home blog readers just sent in this short anecdote to us…. her first birth was an unplanned home birth and the following two were planned home births. Lovely! “The story of my 3rd