Water birth

When I first saw this birth video from Australia, I thought it was an unassisted birth. I think if more midwives could stand back and leave women to catch their own babies and families to celebrate in their own way, midwives would have a better reputation. Congratulations to all.

About gloria

I live and work in Vancouver BC Canada. I've been in the childbirth business for 30 years. I teach midwifery and doula courses both online and in person.
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14 Responses to Water birth

  1. That’s my beautiful friend Mel who is also a lovely Doula and indeed she is AMAZING!
    Helen x

  2. kimberlee says:

    AMAZING birth by an AMAZING woman.
    well done to all. love you guys

  3. What a beautiful gift to her children, them seeing her catch!

    Loved this.

  4. maria says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  5. paxye says:

    That is beautiful… :)

  6. Emma Someone says:

    That is amazing and uplifting – you can tell so much about a woman’s confidence in birth and her midwife’s trust in the process because it takes a few minutes before you even see that there is a midwife involved!

  7. Jenny McEwen says:

    I cried of course. There is something so special about being the first hands to touch your baby. Thanks Glo for that gift.

    love Jenny

  8. gloria says:

    Thanks Jenny, for your courage and commitment to your family. I love you, too.

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  10. Rebekah says:

    This is beautiful! :) Amazing!
    We had a drugfree waterbirth in hospital. Our beautiful Daisy-girl was born into her Daddy’s arms! :) xxx

  11. Nichol says:

    Beautiful!! My birth was very much like this, and so far all of the births I’ve attended as an apprentice have been mama catching. I’m glad to be learning to be this kind of midwife!

  12. Denie Hynd says:

    Midwives who understand the basic needs of birthing women and babies – as Michel Odent and others know – do stand back and protect the woman’s privacy and instincts!

  13. My cry for the day… So beautiful, thank you for sharing this. I pray and hope for a birth experience like this… So inspired.

  14. I am in LOVE with this birth video!
    So great that you can’t even tell a Midwife is present! I think Julie is a wonderful person and I would have her at my birth in a heartbeat! :-)

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