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  • Have Continuous Support
    by Norwest Doula Services on September 16, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    See how having good continuous support from a doula or other skilled person helps labor progress and reduces the need for pain medications and other interventions.

  • Do You Doula?
    by Norwest Doula Services on May 28, 2009 at 3:34 AM
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    Filmed for a video challenge sponsored by Birth Matters Virginia, this seven minute documentary discusses the role of doulas during childbirth

  • We Can Be Much Kinder
    by Norwest Doula Services on May 13, 2009 at 12:43 AM
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    Doctors, midwives, and a nurse discuss cord clamping as we watch images of a baby with delayed cord clamping (homebirth) and a baby with immediate cord clamping (hospital birth).

  • Save Private Midwifery
    by Norwest Doula Services on March 11, 2009 at 2:48 AM
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    Please sign the petition to help safe Australian private midwifery today.

    Home birth is a choice, not a crime.

    Support the midwives that support you.

  • Question CPD
    by Norwest Doula Services on February 22, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    Cephalopelvic Disproportion is rare yet is vastly overdiagnosed. Here are the stories of a few women who were told their babies were too big for their pelvises by one care provider, but fortunately sought a second opinion and subsequently birthed an even BIGGER baby through that same "small" pelvis. VBAC = vaginal birth after cesarean HBAC = homebirth after cesarean HBA3C = homebirth after 3 cesareans UBA2C = unassisted birth after 2 cesareans

  • The Pink Kit
    by Norwest Doula Services on February 13, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    This is a short video clip from The Pink Kit video. The audio & video quality of the clip does not reflect the quality of the DVD.

  • Orgasmic Birth
    by Norwest Doula Services on February 13, 2009 at 1:40 AM
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    Orgasmic Birth brings to the screen the ultimate challenge to our cultural myths by inviting viewers to see first-hand the glorious emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable through birth.

  • The Business Of Being Born
    by Norwest Doula Services on February 13, 2009 at 1:21 AM
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    Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. The film interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights and shocking statistics about the current maternity care system.

  • What is a Doula ?
    by anonymous on October 1, 2008 at 12:27 AM
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    A video explanation of just what a doula is and does.

  • The Breast Crawl
    by anonymous on October 1, 2008 at 12:16 AM
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    UNICEF, WHO and WABA along with the scientific community strongly recommend initiating breastfeeding within an hour of birth. Evidence shows that early initiation can prevent 22% of all deaths among babies below one month in developing countries. Every newborn, when placed on the mother's abdomen, soon after birth, has the ability to find its mother's breast all on its own and to decide when to take the first breastfeed. This is called the 'Breast Crawl'. This superb video will help initiate this process right from the time the baby is born. The video is such a joy to watch! It shows the power of nature fostering breastfeeding and adding to the medicinal, nutritional and bonding between mother and child in what can only be described as magical!

  • Prevent Caesarean Surgery
    by anonymous on October 1, 2008 at 12:14 AM
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    Prevent Cesarean Surgery is a short inspirational and entertaining production. Using real quotes spoken by women who have had both a cesarean and vaginal birth, music, photography, and statistics, it presents invaluable information that is researched based. All women of childbearing age will benefit from this educational movie. It is a must see! Cesarean rates in the United States are at a record high for both new and experienced mothers. Despite vast amounts of research regarding the increased risks for both mothers and babies who experience cesareans compared to vaginal birth, there is a growing acceptance of this surgery in our culture. This movie addresses the question "Why should we try to avoid unnecessary cesareans?" It also presents advice for how to increase the chance of having a normal safe vaginal birth based on recommendations from organizations such as the World Health Organization, Lamaze International, and the Childbirth Connection.

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