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Best Childbirth Videos

Watching childbirth movies is an excellent way to prepare for having your own baby, and to help you make your own birth plans. Simple birth plans can be expanded or altered after watching a particularly inspiring birth. Childbirth video is widely available for free online, or you can buy a specific childbirth DVD for just about any childbirth technique or birth complication you are interested in learning more about. Witnessing childbirth live is another great way to learn about the process firsthand, but if you are not fortunate to get this opportunity, childbirth video is a great alternative


Giving Birth Naturally offers a collection of childbirth movies depict the beauty of bringing a child into the world naturally. Home birthing and water birth clips are included along with traditional hospital births. Some videos show unassisted birth, in which there is no doctor or midwife present. This site is dedicated to featuring natural childbirth to help women understand the difference between a real birth and what is often shown in media anecdotes. Their goal is to help undo the years of negative conditioning women have received that makes them fear giving birth.

HypnoBirth Video

Here is a news clip that describes a typical hypnobirth where women forego pain medication in favor of a natural childbirth using hypnosis to manage the pain. Through hypnosis, laboring women able to relax enough that they experience virtually no pain.

Writing a Birth Plan?

If you want to know how to write a birth plan, you’ve come to the right place. Whether complex or simple, birth plans can help expectant parents retain some control in a highly institutionalized birthing environment. Even if you are planning a home birthing using natural childbirth, you will want a birth plan to specify exactly which techniques (such as hypnobirth or water birth) that you plan to use. Birth plans can address most types of birth complication so that when the unexpected occurs, there are pre-determined actions to take. Click here to learn how to write a birth plan.

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Sun-Girl from Nigeria on May 18, 2011:

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Great article which is well shared but was also expecting series of videos.

Ikeji Chinweuba from Nigeria on March 29, 2011:

Useful and very informative article but i was expecting to see an interesting pics all over.

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