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
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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!
Last week, we were able to announce on our facebook page that the first ever baby to be born at HOME to parents taking our classes arrived. Another special milestone for Birth at Home… welcome to the world, Fairsa! The students, Robyn and Atef, hired one of our instructors, Jessica of Birth Takes a Village,
As we mentioned in How To Prepare Your Best For Your Home Birth, most of our local Registered Midwives strongly encourage their home birth clients to hire a doula. Why might this be? Why do midwives feel you will have a better experience if you have a doula join the party? Reassuring & knowledgeable support
Home birth really is the simplest way to have a baby. More and more women and families are turning away from the currently-standard hospital birth and back to having their babies at home the way we have for most of history, choosing to go to hospitals and obstetricians only if there is some specific medication