WARNING: SOME OF THESE VIDEOS CONTAIN GRAPHIC FOOTAGE
It’s often said that the birth of a child is a beautiful experience, but some first-time moms-to-be (and dads!) can become fearful of the unknown. A doctor or midwife may explain what’s most likely to happen during birth in order to prepare the expectant mother, but these words don’t really convey the whole experience adequately. We have put together some live birth videos for those of you who are more visual.
Simply click on the highlighted text to view:
WATCH: Natural birth is birth with minimal/no anaesthetic and as few medical interventions as possible.
Birth by WATCH: Caesarean section may be necessary for the health of the mother and/or baby or it may be elective, when a date is chosen on which the surgery takes place.
Some moms who have previously given birth via C-section may choose a Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) for a second delivery. Not all doctors will recommend this, and it may not be feasible, depending on your body and the baby.
WATCH: Natural vaginal delivery after 2 C-sections
Twins and triplets
Giving WATCH: water birthmay help you to relax.
Giving WATCH: birth in the homeallows the mom-to-be to avoid the hospital atmosphere. You may be assisted by a midwife.
Babies in the WATCH: breech position require special techniques for childbirth.
River birth and more
Many women are choosing to give birth in ways which express their personalities. Some choices are to bring the baby into the world in a calm way, and others in creative ways. Unusual birth styles include:
And, perhaps the strangest of all:
We hope you’ve enjoyed these amazing journeys as some wonderful babies get their start in life.
Here's another one just in case you haven't seen enough!
Vaginal birth via BirthDigest/YouTube
What kind of birth would you prefer?