In your private class there is not time for additional viewing of videos that complement our course outline. Please enjoy the following. Make note of any questions that come up for discussion in our one-on-one time together.


Penny Simkin demonstrates why the baby's umbilical cord should not be routinely clamped and cut immediately following birth.


Put a couple having sex in the same shoes as a labouring woman in a hospital setting and what do you get?
We highlight how atmosphere, attitudes and interventions can influence birth by comparing it to sex, seeing as how they are both governed by what Michel Odent calls "the hormone of love".
Michel Odent "Via a short and eloquent film, Gabriella Pacini is offering a key to understanding human nature in general, and human birth in particular"

Docscient International Scientific Film Festival 2014, Artistic Direction Special Award "For the surprising capacity to question indestructible scientific paradigms using a paradoxical narrative trick. Brilliant and extremely effective."

Ina May Gaskin, MA, CPM, PhD (Hon), is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee. The 41-year-old midwifery service is noted for its women-centered care. Early in her career, Gaskin learned an effective method for dealing with a feared obstetrical complication (when baby's shoulders become stuck during birth) from indigenous midwives in Guatemala.

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Lamaze #1 - Pregnancy & Labor.
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