April 27, 2010

Pregnant? Consider a Midwife

Our Bodies Ourselves has posted a video on their blog asking the question "Why Choose a Midwife?" The video is mainly being used to address legislation in Massachusetts governing midwives, but it has the added benefit of detailing the benefits of the midwifery model of care.

Parts of the video are drawn from Natural Born Babies which is told by 10 mothers describing their journey to have a natural childbirth. The video is amazing! I promise I'm not just saying that because I'm biased having worked with Executive Producer, Lorri Walker at South Coast Midwifery & Women’s Health Care or having had the blessed opportunity to serve as doula to the family who helped direct the film. If you are pregnant and are looking for a healthcare provider these films will give you pause and a reason to consider hiring a midwife.