Childbirth

Choosing Home Birth

The Association of Ontario Midwives has made a video for clients regarding choosing a home birth… Read more

Afloat on water births

Check out this article in last week's  Victoria Times Colonist LIFE section on the rising popularity of water births. Water births, undergoing labour and bringing a baby into the world while immersed in a small pool, appears to be gaining more support. Testimonials say the warmth and buoyant support of the water make birth more… Read more

Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support since 1968. She estimates she has prepared over 13,000 women, couples, and siblings for childbirth. She has assisted hundreds of women and couples through childbirth as a doula. She is author or co-author of books for both parents and… Read more

According to a new UBC study, having a planned home birth with a registered midwife can save thousands of dollars over a hospital birth, and is just as safe for low-risk births. Researchers from UBC have compared the costs of planned low-risk home births with a midwife to planned hospital births with a midwife or… Read more

From Transforming Maternity Care. "Check out an incredible new resource: Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care, by Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. The report finds that a large body of evidence demonstrates that the hormonal physiology of childbearing has significant benefits… Read more

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